Granite slab, is the most popular finish choice for Kitchen counters these days. Natural granite will look like the day it was installed with very little maintanance. Mild soap and water for daily cleaning and applying sealer every couple of years, is all that is required. Here are the Pros & Cons:
Pros: Granite slab comes in an endless array of colors. It is durable and requires very little maintenance.
Cons: Exotic colors can be pricey. Fabrication is more expensive than solid surfaces like Corian. Summary: Granite slab counters are an excellent choice for just about any application if you can afford the moderate to high moderate price.