You have to be prepared to “baby” your new Soapstone countertop a bit. In the beginning you may have to oil your Soapstone a few times a month before tapering off as it ages.
A bit of vigilance will ensure your family a heritage quality countertop your friends will envy and you will love.
Use cutting boards and be careful of dropping heavy pans on it for example. (Good advice for all types of countertops actually.)
So, how do you decide if the homey chic and “WOW” factor of Soapstone is for you?
As stated above, Soapstone will darken overtime as a patina develops. Some people love this and some do not. Be aware this WILL happen when deciding if Soapstone is for you.