Marble and Granite
Natural stone is a top-of-the-range choice for those wanting a luxurious kitchen.
Marble and granite bench tops have the advantage of being extremely durable and scratch resistant.
Although granite is less porous than marble, both need to be resealed regularly. Without a tough sealant, stone can easily stain and must be maintained, which enhances its natural beauty.
Natural stone can have variations from your sample block, though some choose it for the lack of uniformity and natural patterns.