Soapstone has a smooth soapy feeling. Primarily composed of talc, soapstone is light green/gray when fresh from the quarry, but its surface oxidizes over time, deepening in color and developing an attractive patina. Softer than marble or granite, it is easy to repair nicks and chips in its surface. Although soft, it is durable: the nonporous surface will not stain or burn and is impervious to acids, a quality that has made it a popular choice for countertops in kitchens, laboratories and darkrooms. Unlike marble or granite, soapstone does not require an epoxy coating to protect it from staining, so when you run your hand across its surface you feel the stone and not the plastic coating.
After installation, some applications of heavy mineral oil are needed to saturate the stone and thus proctect fats.
We offer a service inculding measures and installation in several regions.
It is also possible to share task and do part of the work yourself.
The counters are cut to size and a wide choice of edge is available. The soapstone is the lowest porous among the natural stone used for countertops.