I am planning a kitchen floor retile project, I'm initially researching tile selection. I was comparing two tiles and someone at a big box retailer told me that while marble tiles look nicer, they have the disadvantage of being more difficult to maintain.
He said marble tiles are porous, and thus they stain more easily. They are also more prone to chipping.
How true is this?
As far as staining goes, both the porcelain and the marble (marfil actually, unsure if this matters) have a shiny "polished" finish... And thus they seem smooth and at first glance, non penetrable with liquids, i.e., tea/coffee stains, etc.