Soapstone is a durable and hardworking material ideal for countertops, backsplashes and island tops. Due to its heat resistance, Soapstone is great for fireplaces and pizza ovens.
Soapstone is a natural stone that has many uses. It is a beautiful choice for countertops. Because of the talc content, it has a soft "soapy" feel. It is non-porous and will not absorb liquids and stain. Acids like lemon juice or harsh cleaners will not etch the surface. In its natural form the stone has a light gray color but many people choose an oiled or waxed finish for a darker look. Some slabs have large, busy veining while others have little to none. While not as hard as Granite, Soapstone slabs can vary in hardness depending on their origin. Over time, some softer Soapstone will develop a natural patina with use. If you like the aged antique look, this natural stone might be perfect for you. Versatile in design applications, it can go from an Old World style to sleek contemporary.