Short answer, yes. Everything can be scratched and our tables are no exception. Depending on the finish and gloss levels, scratch visibility will vary. All of the tables we make are created with hardwoods, and generally are pretty tough to mark up with regular use, but using placemats, preventing utensil drops, and not dancing on the table will prevent 99% of deep scratches. The benefit of using a solid wood table is the ability to repair it, and make it look brand new for the duration of your table’s lifetime.