Soapstone is extremely durable and versatile, yet it exudes warmth and softness to the touch. This unique combination has made it the current material of choice for a variety of applications. Quarried naturally with absolutely no synthetics, soapstone is practically indestructible and adds elegance and enduring value to any project, especially those looking for a change of pace from traditional stone.
Soapstone is impenetrable, it will not stain, and no liquid will permeate its surface. Other stones, including granite, have a propensity to soil; this is why soapstone is widely used in chemistry lab countertops and acid rooms. Homeowners who want an exquisite and exclusive product in their home are choosing soapstone countertops over other surfaces due to many good reasons:
- Soapstone does not stain. Soapstone counters are not harmed by hot pots, citrus, wine, acids or chemicals. The only maintenance required is the mineral oil treatment to enhance the natural darkening process the stone goes through.
- Cleaning your soapstone tops can be done with any of the common household cleaners. There is no need to buy special sealants or other “hard to find” and often harsh chemicals.