Soapstone

Soapstone

Soapstone is a quarried steatite stone made from chlorite, dolomite, magnesite and talc, and is typically 300 to 400 million years old. Talc makes it soft to the touch (so that it feels much like a bar of dry soap), but it is one of the densest stones available. Soapstone is non porous, making it a sanitary kitchen or bathroom counter.  There is no maintenance required for soapstone other than ongoing applications of mineral oil. Soapstone is non-porous, and  unlike marble and granite does not need to be sealed. However, applying mineral oil to soapstone surfaces will not only  enhance its overall appearance, it will encourage its natural darkening and ensure that the stone will darken evenly.


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