Soapstone Countertops

ANASAZI Soapstone not waxed
ANASAZI Soapstone not waxed

Soapstone countertops have existed for centuries. Soapstone slabs have milky appearances which gives it a rustic feel when compared with the elegant, polished look of granite.

Because of its resilience and adaptability, soapstone can be used for much more than countertops; it works well as sinks, fireplace surrounds (thanks to its heat resistance), flooring, and throughout the bathroom. It’s also a great choice for outdoor counters and sinks as it’s impervious to weather and bacteria.

Why Choose a Soapstone Countertop?

Soapstone countertops are made from quarried steatite natural stone that includes chlorite, magnesite and dolomite.  Most soapstone also contains quite a bit of talc, which accounts for the milky or powdery look and feel of the stone.  While not as hard as granite, the material is less brittle so it won’t crack unexpectedly from stress.

A soapstone countertop is very non porous and does not require the sealing other materials do, and are far less likely to stain.  The primary care soapstone requires is a periodic oiling to keep it looking its best, and to allow a natural patina.  Warm soapy water is all you need for day to day cleaning.

For bathroom countertops, consider using soapstone to enhance your bathroom decor. This material can integrate seamlessly into your chosen bathroom design, adding an easy to maintain surface to a room that can often be difficult to clean. Make life a bit easier by adding one of these new countertops around your bathroom sink.

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Environmentally Friendly Soapstone Slabs

Soapstone is a naturally sourced stone, and as such, it is environmentally friendly. The fact that it is not manufactured using synthetic chemicals means that its extraction does not harm the environment. Also, since it can be recycled, using soapstone countertops eliminates the worry of food-unfriendly items due to the manufacturing process.

Soapstone counters, while seeming delicate, are quite durable. It is true that they don’t break easily, but they do scratch. The gentleness makes it vulnerable to scratches but resistant to shattering. Like all surfaces, this will require regular cleaning and care, but you will find that this material is easier to care for than others.

Because soapstone slabs are extremely resistant to cracks, they are more long-lasting than natural stone countertops. Its non-porosity makes it possible for you to use your soapstone worktops for a long time without requiring sealing after installation.

A soapstone countertop is ideal for your area if you frequently put hot stuff on the kitchen countertops. Soapstone slabs are heat resistant and resistant to staining. As a result, you won’t have to worry about discoloration or damage from heat. This makes soapstone counters perfect in most kitchens.

Soapstone does not depreciate in value. As a result, the price of your home will rise once you put soapstone worktops in. And if one day you decide to sell your property, you could earn a 50% return on your soapstone worktop investment.

Because soapstone is a natural stone, it does not have many patterns or hues. It’s available in a few grey, blue, and black tones. When making a waterfall countertop, for example, matching patterns for two items might be tough to find. Nonetheless, contrasting soapstone counters may provide a fascinating and unusual aesthetic in a room.

Soapstone is a non-porous stone. As a result, you won’t have to worry about liquids seeping into the stone and harming it. This is in contrast to granite and marble, which are porous. When selecting your countertop material, porosity is an important consideration. Imagine not having to panic when you spill wine, coffee, or another dark liquid on your countertop!

For the best soapstone throughout the Colorado area, check out our selection at Granite Source today!

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