Soapstone Smoke Country Of Origin: Brazil Soapstone Smoke slabs show nature at its finest with the medium greens and darker veins. These honed finished slabs are recommended for residential and commercial applications including floors, walls and countertops. Soapstone is an excellent choice for your new countertops.
While soapstone has been used for years, this rustic stone is currently being rediscovered by designers and homeowners who appreciate its good looks and durability. Soapstone countertops can offer an old-fashioned, New England look, or a fresh contemporary appearance. When contrasted with light color cabinets, the resulting kitchen style can look quite striking.
Whatever your design, Soapstone can fit into your family’s busy lifestyle. Soapstone can be fabricated with a variety of edge treatments and finishes. Because of Soapstone’s heat retaining capabilities, it’s often used for pizza ovens, fireplaces and stoves. It will retain and radiate the heat for hours after the fire is out. If you’re looking for gray, green or black natural stone countertops, Soapstone is a great choice. It’s nonporous, so most stains can be scrubbed off the surface. The finish is resistant to water and most acids, and will generally not be damaged by heat. Scratches can appear over time, but they can be sanded out with a green Scotchbright pad and water. A coat of mineral oil will renew the surface and enhance the stone’s natural color. To clean Soapstone simply use a mild dish liquid, warm water and sponge.