Counter tops are the focal point of any kitchen. Everyone notices a nice or horrible counter top. A beautiful counter top can make cheap cabinets look better and expensive cabinets look sensational. Granite and marble have been constants in counter top options. Natural stone brings uniqueness because no two pieces are alike. While this may be something that draws consumers in, they are also looking for new low maintenance options. There are man-made slab options in the marketplace, but some come require some maintenance to keep them looking in pristine condition.