Soapstone is a very unique counter top material with its silky smooth texture and its natural honed finish.
Like granite, soapstone is a quarried stone. The majority of our architectural soapstone is quarried in Brazil.
Soapstone is a non-porous stone making it completely resistant to stains and bacteria. It is inert and will therefore withstand extreme temperature without harm to the stone makes it a perfect counter top for outdoor kitchens as well as indoor kitchen. There is no need to treat Soapstone with chemical sealants ever and you can use any cleaning product without fear of damaging your stone.
Soapstone is a very forgiving stone and requires minimal maintenance. Because it is softer than other stones, it will scratch. Light scratches are easily removed with a little mineral oil. Deeper scratches are also easily removed with a light sanding and a touch of mineral oil. Soapstone will not show finger prints!
Soapstone comes in shades of gray with various amounts of veining. If left alone, the stone will darken with age developing a natural patina. For those who prefer a consistent dark surface, mineral oil can be applied periodically to accelerate the darkening process.
Please stop by to see our outdoor kitchen island with Soapstone countertop.