If you are a tad short on the finances for a marble top, a quartz top could be your ideal choice. It is pretty much everything marble is, if not more. It is more scratch resistant, and requires lesser maintenance. It also has its own variety of colors and original identities like the Calacatta, Hanstone, and the Endura, to name a few. People often confuse marble with quartz, so unless you have a Geologist over at your next dinner gathering, you could pretty much enjoy the spotlight.