Â It is unlike granite, marble, or limestone in that it is completely non-porous.There is no need to seal or treat the surface of soapstone because it is not affected by chemicals or food stains.
SoapstoneÂ has aÂ naturally “honed” finish. Without a highly polished surface, fingerprints don’t show.
Versatile soapstone lends itself to rustic, traditional, or contemporary styles and comes in smooth or leathered finishes.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â A lesser-known, equally beautiful option for your stone countertop is soapstone.Â
From subtle to striking, a variety of patterns andÂ textures can be found in the different types of soapstone available.Â Usually found in deep colors ranging fromÂ shades of green to grayÂ or black, mostÂ varieties of soapstone naturally darken with age.Â Applying mineral oil to the stone, however, Â speeds up this process, adding a patinaÂ while enhancing the beauty ofÂ its color and veining patterns.Â Â Soapstone is a unique stone often praised for it’s characterÂ as well as itsÂ density.Â Â It is impossible to stain, easy to maintain, and simple to repair, making it a very practical stone for use in your home.