Some contractors called in to say that you can buff out granite and mable, which I know to be true. The problem is that if the stone is flawed, no amount of buffing is going to make it look perfect.
If Mark, our caller, saw perfect slabs of granite in the showroom and was promised that his granite would look like that, then the contractor should deliver what was promised, and not a substandard piece of granite (for which he would have then been overpaid).
Just my two cents. If you’re having problems with your contractor, the Georgia Dept. of Consumer Affairs wants to hear about it: 1-800-869-1123. You should also call this number if you feel that you are a victim of home repair fraud.