In our previous home we had a polished white carrera marble island….even though it was beautiful, it wasn’t the most kid friendly option. It etched and stained easily if not maintained immediately. I wanted to try quartz this time and gosh I love how it turned out! Quartz is far more forgiving than marble. Yes, we still have some maintenance…..fingerprints and some staining, BUT I’ve been able to remove all the stains unlike with the previous marble. The contrast of the matte counters and the sheen of the backsplash and polished faucet compliment one another.