Soapstone is quarried like Granite and Marble. It is a steatite stone and its primary components are magnesite, dolomite, chlorite, and talc. As talc in soapstone is soft to the touch, it gives the smooth feeling of rubbing a piece of dry soap. Thus the name was derived - "Soap" Stone. Mineral oil and some light penetrating sealers will bring out a dark richness to the stone’s natural color and also work as a protective sealing layer to the surface of the stone. . Soapstone is perfect for achieving that warm "old fashioned", "rustic", "early American" look. It's also versatile enough so that it can be used with very modern designs.
Soapstone is soft and warm to the touch. It's smooth, slippery, and silky. It is a traditional and old fashioned natural stone. The look is warm and inviting. Charming, rustic, and rich looking yet versatile enough to fit comfortably within the modern home.
This is a siliceous stone and highly resistant to the acids found in lemons, alcohol, and cleaning products. These acids won't etch or mar the surface of your natural stone. This characteristic makes slate stone ideal for use in your kitchen.More about soapstone/ Soapstone countertops
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