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Stone Ranking Guide: High to Low

Stain Resistance
Vermont slate
soapstone
granite
marble
quartzite
limestone
travertine

Scratch Resistance
granite
quartzite
Vermont slate
marble
limestone
travertine
soapstone

Note: Each stone type's resistance varies with source and color.
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