Soapstone in Restaurants

Soapstone’s Practical Charm Featured in Hudson Valley Restaurant

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As Brooklynites and NYC residents search for the best weekend trips to get out of the city, many fall in love with the rustic charm of New York’s Hudson Valley. Nestled into the hills of New York, Hudson is a chic little city with a warm and unique restaurant scene.

Wm. Farmer & Sons Exterior – Photography by Jason Linberg

One of the cornerstones of Hudson Valley tourism is Wm. Farmer & Sons, a bustling restaurant, barroom, and café. During the two year renovation of a historic 1830s building, M. Teixeira was given the opportunity to provide soapstone for the bar top, dining tables, espresso bar, and fireplace hearth. M Teixeira Soapstone fabricated the dining tables and bar tops and also performed the installation.

Custom Soapstone Bar Top – Photography by Jason Linberg

Restauranteurs are continuing to choose soapstone for its universal appeal and tough longevity.

Universal Style

Soapstone’s aesthetic fits seamlessly with any design style – whether contemporary modern or barnyard rustic, soapstone has the look to blend in and stand out among any design elements.

Custom Soapstone Dining Table – Photography by Jason Linberg

Utilitarian Purpose

Don’t let its classy look fool you – soapstone is impervious to liquid, stains and acids and can withstand excessive temperatures. This stone is also incredibly hard and will not crack or chip against normal wear and tear.

Custom Soapstone Dining Table – Photography by Jason Linberg

Commercial Soapstone

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Soapstone Appearance at NYC’s Hottest New Steakhouse

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Recently, M Teixeira Soapstone was given the opportunity to help create a sizzling ambiance at Cote, New York’s “Most Exciting New Steakhouse.” Restaurateurs Simon Kim and David Shim wanted tabletops that would hold up to heavy use while maintaining an aesthetic of class. Soapstone is the perfect choice for their new eatery because it hits all the points required for a restaurant application.

M Teixeira Soapstone provided the soapstone, fabricated the dining tables and also performed the installation.

Photo: Melissa Hom

Soapstone Durability – Withstand the Elements of High Use Restaurant Areas

Soapstone is a nonporous material that is denser than both granite and limestone. It cannot be penetrated by liquids, harmed by excessive temperatures, or stained. Its neutral chemical composition also makes soapstone immune to corrosives, harsh chemicals, and acidic substances. Many people remember soapstone countertops in the science labs of their youth – if teenagers and Bunsen burners won’t harm this material, then it is certainly up to the task of hot plates and spilled martinis.

Photo: Melissa Hom

Trending Classic – Accentuate the Aesthetic

The appearance of soapstone is simply exquisite. While there are many varieties of veining and color available, many find that the color and texture of their soapstone blend seamlessly with any backdrop, style, or décor. The stone’s smooth-to-the-touch surface leaves an impression than any restaurant would want for their patrons.

Soapstone’s Low-Maintenance – Focus on What Matters

While happy customers make room for hungry guests, servers need to move quickly to ensure a positive dining experience. A restaurant’s wait staff has no time to worry about which cleaner is O.K. to use on their tabletops, and they certainly don’t have time to polish. Soapstone doesn’t need to be coddled – you can use any cleaner you like. Occasionally we recommend rubbing it with a bit of mineral oil if you enjoy the way it darkens, but it’s not required for the longevity of the stone.

Photo: Melissa Hom

Long-Lasting – Let the Good Times Roll

It’s not unheard of to find 19th century soapstone sinks and wood-burning stoves that are still performing like new. Each of the above qualities gives soapstone a longevity that can be difficult to find these days. This charming (yet tough) material is a lifetime investment that will host evenings out for years to come – maybe even for the great-grandchildren of tonight’s table of two.

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