Long a preferred choice for kitchen countertops. Soapstone brings together the best of style, function and versatility. Contrasting patterns and shading add to the stone’s natural beauty, imparting a unique appearance that can never be exactly duplicated. Quarried naturally with absolutely no synthetics. When oiled, soapstone exhibits an even more dramatic color variation. Soapstone is practically indestructible, requires almost no maintenance and adds elegance and enduring value to any project. It is not necessary to use oil or sealers, but for those who prefer an enhanced patina effect, mineral oil will bring out a dark richness to the stone’s natural color.
Advantages of Soapstone
Soapstone is quarried naturally with no synthetics; composed primarily of talc, chlorite, dolomite and magnetite.
Heat Resistant: No damage is caused when hot pans or dishes are placed on surface. In fact it can stand up to 4,000 degrees!
Stain Resistant: Soapstone is inert, meaning acids and alkalis will not harm the surface and normal household items will not stain.
Versatile: Easier to cut and shape than marble or granite, so joints can be made inconspicuous.
Unique: Offers a unique, soft color with light flowing veins. When oiled, soapstone exhibits an even more dramatic color variation.