Soapstone Countertops and Vanity Tops

Soapstone is a natural stone frequently used for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops and chemical labs. Some people love soapstone because of its amazing smooth feel when you touch the soapstone.

We recommend soapstone to customers looking for a darker counter or vanity top color. Soapstone may be recognized by its dark gray or black color. You may even find green or blue undertones in some soapstone slabs. The color of the natural stone truly depends on its place of origin. As products of nature, no two slabs of soapstone will ever be exactly the same. This is a good reason why homeowners love choosing natural stones for their countertops and vanity tops. It gives their home a very unique look. You would never have to worry about having the exact same countertop as your neighbor or friend. If you prefer a darker counter and vanity top color, then Soapstone may be the perfect material for your kitchen and bathroom.
Soapstone is commonly used in chemistry labs due to its durability and resistance to acids. In the kitchen soapstone is resistant to citrus, wine, and other stains. Soapstone with its natural antibacterial effects is a good choice for countertops and soapstone is not affected by heat, you can put hot pots on it. Stone sealers are not used for soapstone but mineral oil or wax can be applied. The mineral oil makes the soapstone darker but the oil evaporates and it needs to be reapplied every 3 to 5 months. Since soapstone contains a mineral talc, the material is softer and smoother compared to other stone countertop materials. Some people like the material because it is soft to touch.

Soapstone will scratch more easily than granite. If you happen to scratch your soapstone counters, the scratches can be easily hand sanded and polished with sandpaper. Sounds easy right? More information on how to care for Soapstone Countertops.