Marble is a classic that's versatile enough to look good in all sorts of kitchens. That said, it's not without its downsides: Susceptible to staining, scratching, and etching, marble is a natural product that develops a patina with use. Some people like a surface that reflects their cooking history, others don't. Read on to determine if this high-maintenance beauty is the material for you. Granite slabs can be installed in honed or matte finish, polished finish and leather finish.