Soapstone – Beauty with a “homey” feel
Soapstone has a delightful quality appeal to it and is perfect for kitchen designs emphasizing warmth and a family feel. It has a “silky” look and texture that makes it feel “softer” and more inviting than other stone options for some projects.
The “eye” of the artisan is imperative when working with soapstone countertops. Its beauty is simple with understated qualities that add warmth to your kitchen.
Soapstone contains talc and this accounts for the softer feel and silky appearance. Soapstone’s color spectrum can be affected by oiling and waxing the surface. When oiled it can begin as a light grey color and go all the way to dark grey, dark green, or black.
Oiling or waxing Soapstone enhances the natural aging process and gives it a more consistent appearance over the whole countertop. Soapstone will naturally darken over time as well.