Soapstone Countertop Fabrication and Installation
Soapstone is an excellent choice for many applications in the home and is a preferred alternative to other natural stone such as granite, marble or quartz countertops. Soapstone provides a variety of styles with varying veining patterns and colors. It can be used in classic styles and well as modern styling.
One of the many features of Soapstone is that will not burn or stain which makes it an excellent choice for countertops in the kitchen as well as floors and many other applications. Soapstone is also durable and resistant to chemicals and no special cleaners are required.
What is Soapstone
Soapstone is a metamorphic stone consisting primarily of the mineral talc. It has a soft soapy feel to the touch. Soapstone is sometimes used for fireplace surrounds and wood-stoves, because it can absorb and evenly distribute heat. It is also used for counter tops. A weathered or aged appearance will occur naturally over time as the patina is enhanced.
Soapstone will not crack or chip easily however, over time it can develop subtle scratches because the stone is relatively soft. The beauty of soapstone is that those scratches can be buffed out or left in the surface to add to its natural texture and detail.