Veneers even after getting polished, have a tendency to stain. Stains develop only if tea, coffee or any other colour food spills/drops on veneer surface.
While laminates can take a lot of wear and tear, they can get scratched by sharp objects. It is advised to take care not to use any sharp objects or abrasive materials to clean them.
If you’ve gotten yourself a solid surface decorative panel or top then we can understand your delight. Fortunately, solid surfaces are pretty easy to maintain. But