Stone Reception counters or Reception Desk in offices entrance or mall entrance are a natural choice. They have an organic beauty and they’re very durable because (if you’ll pardon the pun) they’re hard as a rock. But the advantages don’t stop there: Stone is heat resistant, easy to maintain (if properly sealed) and available in a wide range of colors and textures. However, that’s not to say it’s without its downsides. Natural stone can stain and it is expensive, too. Plus, if you use an oversize piece, you may need extra support under the floor.