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Save Big Without Sacrificing – DIY Soapstone Kitchen Kit

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Soapstone – The Perfect Kitchen Counter Material

The kitchen is the heart and soul of the home, but many homeowners hesitate to update their kitchen due to excessive cost. A good renovation costs thousands of dollars, making it difficult to bite the bullet and spruce up your home. At M. Teixeira Soapstone, we’re proud to offer a smart solution to this problem: Our Kitchen-to-Go Soapstone Counter Kit. While soapstone is famously impervious to stains, chemicals, acids, and general wear-and-tear, it is also soft enough that the average handy homeowner has all the tools needed to fabricate a stunning soapstone countertop.

 
 
 
 
 

Soapstone is an ideal material for the kitchen because it does not require sealing, it will not stain, and it has heat-resistant qualities. Most people are surprised to learn it is more dense than marble, slate, limestone, and even granite. Withstanding the test of time, soapstone is still widely used in chemistry lab countertops and acid rooms. It’s remarkable durability is perfect for a high-trafficked and well-used kitchen that will stay beautiful for years to come.

Fabricated With Ease by Handy Homeowners

With more than half the cost of natural stone counters going towards labor, it’s an easy decision for DIY-ers to incorporate beautiful stone countertops at a fraction of the price. Instead of needing specialized stoneworking tools, all you need is a circular saw, a jigsaw, a drill/driver, a grinder, and a sander.

Recently, homeowners Matt and Laura reached out to report their success with our DIY kit and soapstone sink. When emailing to let us know how much they love their soapstone kitchen, they wanted us to share this message:

“I have never worked with stone countertops before and I want your customers to know how easy soapstone is to work with. I was very nervous to take on this project, but it was not technically difficult and the end result exceeded my expectations.”

Interested but unsure if you have what it takes to DIY your kitchen? For homeowners who doubt their ability to complete this project, we offer a no-cost “practice piece” for you to test your skills before committing to the full project.

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Our DIY kit has 4 options so you can choose just how involved you would like to be in the fabrication of your countertops: Complete DIY, Cut-to-Size, Cut-to-Size and Finished Edge, and Full Pre-Fabricated.

M. Teixeira Soapstone is eager to help you save on building the kitchen of your dreams. Matt and Laura wrote, “We are really happy to have found M. Teixeira Soapstone and greatly appreciate your assistance with filling our order, holding the material for us, and the care your warehouse guys took while loading and securing the stone in our vehicle the day we picked it up.”

We’re passionate about this resilient and attractive natural stone. Get started on the renovation you’ve always dreamed of and order your sample package today!

Italian Classic White Marble Arrives at Our New Jersey Stone Warehouse

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We continue to see the popular trend of combining two natural stone countertop materials in kitchens. One of the most popular countertop combinations is soapstone and marble. For example, Soapstone countertops and a white marble island. The combination is timeless and classic.

So popular, that we just imported a unique selection of white marble slabs and quartzite. M Teixeira Soapstone owner and founder Roger Teixeira, personally selected each and every slab, while in Italy, in order to exceed our customers’ expectations. We have now in stock, White Carrara, Statuary Marble, Statuarietto and Super White Quartzite. These beautiful slabs are not going to last. Come to our New Jersey stone warehouse and select your your slabs today.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Take Grilling to the Next Level with a Soapstone Fire Pit Barbecue Grill

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fullsizerenderThis innovative outdoor beauty is sure to be a conversation piece and the stunning heart of your outdoor space. Everyone will enjoy the grilling process with our new Soapstone Barbecue grill. Precision-cut soapstone top and Corten steel base make this grill weather-resistant and durable enough to be kept outdoors year-round. The solid soapstone slab is 1 ⅛” thick and sits atop a fire bowl made of weathering steel. You can even choose between a soapstone or steel base to create your ideal look.

Available for purchase exclusively from our online store.

Make a Statement with Soapstone Outdoor Furniture

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chaiseAs all decorators know, furniture is just as much about aesthetics as it is practicality. Our contemporary soapstone outdoor furniture items are one-of- a-kind and passionately designed by renowned Brazilian architects Souza and Zanini. Hand carved from gorgeous solid soapstone slabs, these contemporary classics will enhance your outdoor living space for generations to come.

Available for purchase exclusively from our online store.

Our New Soapstone Kitchen Visualizer – Explore Endless Possibilities

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Envision Your Dream Kitchen

The kitchen is the focal point and heart of any home, where functionality and aesthetics come together to embody your personal taste and style. Release your inner designer with our easy-to-use Kitchen Visualizer. Whether you have a small or large kitchen, designing a new kitchen can be overwhelming, but this new tool will help you take the guesswork out of the design process and your new kitchen plan.

From Inspiration to Reality

When you first make the choice to upgrade or remodel your kitchen, you probably begin your search for inspiration. You bookmark blog posts and kitchen galleries or save magazine clippings of kitchen pictures. Perhaps you have a friend or relative who recently remodeled their kitchen and you find yourself imagining it in your home. At a certain point throughout this process, you have ideas of your favorite kitchen design ideas, and then you hit an inspiration roadblock. You like the wall color in one image, the counters in another…

Bring Your Kitchen Design Elements Together

M. Teixeira’s new Kitchen Visualizer is here to help! Bring your favorite design elements together in one easy place. With a few clicks, our easy online tool lets you build your dream custom kitchen with soapstone countertops and backsplash. Don’t give in to the roadblock, use our interactive guide to help you visualize the kitchen of your dreams!

Soapstone Kitchen VisualizerEasy to Use Features

This great new web tool allows you to quickly and easily choose your favorite kitchen design elements in one place. Our visualizer also allows you to print, email, or save your designs.

Choose from a variety of applications, such as:

  • Countertop
  • Backsplash
  • Appliance finish
  • Flooring
  • Cabinet style
  • Cabinet color
  • Wall color

See For Yourself

Our Kitchen Visualizer is right at your fingertips to help you create the kitchen of your dreams – get started today!

New Beeswax & Mineral Oil Soapstone Treatment

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IMG_1162Our new soapstone treatment is the best way to beautifully age your new soapstone. This treatment is a 100% food-safe blend of beeswax and mineral oil. Many new soapstone owners treat their stone with mineral oil alone, which provides a moderate seal. We work hard on sourcing the finest soapstone available, so we wanted to provide a soapstone treatment of the highest quality while keeping the treatment natural. The Beeswax & Mineral Oil Soapstone Treatment is available for purchase from our online store in both 8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes.

Adding beeswax to the mineral oil increases the staying power of the treatment by providing a stronger seal and a longer-lasting, subtle shine. This treatment will also help to lessen the time that new soapstone takes to darken to its aged glory.

Try it for yourself to see the difference in your soapstone countertop, sink, tiles, or fireplace!

BIG Savings. With our Kitchen-to-Go Kit.

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Our Kitchen-to-Go Kit is ideal for the handy homeowner who would like a beautiful soapstone kitchen countertop at a considerable saving.

Unlike granite, soapstone is soft enough that it doesn’t require special tools for fabrication. All you need is a circular saw, a jigsaw, a drill/driver, a grinder, and a sander, making your kitchen soapstone countertop an inexpensive DIY project.

For pricing and kit details, visit our store.

Two-Sided Soapstone Griddle

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This natural, very durable, versatile and energy efficient product works the same way a cast iron product would, but better. Because of soapstone’s thermal qualities, once the griddle has reached it’s peak temperature of 800 + degrees, it will remain hot for a long time after the fire is off, allowing it to be removed from the stove top or grill, and continue cooking for up 30+ minutes before it starts cooling off.

Our soapstone griddle has two sides, one is flat that can be used to cook eggs, pancakes, etc and the griddle/grooved side for steaks, chicken, shrimp,etc.

It can also be used as a nice cheese or sushi tray. Put it in the freezer or refrigerator 3 hours prior to use, and it can be used as a cold cuts serving tray.

Needs to be cured prior to first use. Just oil both surfaces with olive oil, wipe off excess oil and bake it in the oven at 400 degrees for 40 minutes. Wait until it is back to room temperature and the soapstone is ready to go on the stove top or grill.

Soapstone is naturally non porous, odorless and tasteless. Due to these qualities, soapstone will never alter the taste of your food. Soapstone is inert to acids, chemicals and obviously, heat.

Easy to clean, any common household cleaner can be used. The green side of the sponge and detergent is all it takes to clean your soapstone griddle.

We hand make this product in Hackensack, New Jersey, from excess factory countertop material, reducing waste.

Size: 16″ x 10″
Weight: 19.5 LBS

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