How to Save Money on Soapstone 

Soapstone is a popular material for home and commercial renovations. Brazilian quarried soapstone is easy to care for—simply wipe up spills when they occur—and does not require special sealants or treatments beyond optional oil treatment. Nonporous soapstone is acid-, heat-, and  mildew-resistant, making it ideal for kitchen, bathroom, and outdoor applications. And the striking look of soapstone makes it a versatile material for commercial bar tops, tables, and exterior signage. Highly coveted soapstone is often pricier than other natural stones, but we offer several cost-effective ways to make soapstone meet your budget. Read on to discover how to save money on soapstone for your home or commercial project. 

Get a Quote for Your Exact Space

The first step in any home renovation plan is to gather quotes for your materials. Fill out a quote request form and include all of your project details, whether you want a new kitchen countertop, a bathroom showerpan, or cladding for an outdoor landscape wall. Provide as much information as possible, including the type of stone you prefer for the project, to get the most accurate quote. When you get a quote for your exact needs, you may find it more affordable than you expected. If not, we can help you adjust your scope to come to a price that best aligns with your budget.


Choose Random Cut Tiles

Our soapstone scraps are recycled to become random-cut tiles for floors, walls, and patios, or cladding around saunas and other outdoor areas, reducing waste and keeping them out of landfills. Eco-conscious homeowners love our random-cut stone tiles, which can be used to create one-of-a-kind flooring, a unique backsplash, or even crafted into a coffee table top by a handy individual. Cost-effective random-cut soapstone tiles are approximately 3 cm thick and are available in various sizes to suit many projects. 

Install a DIY Soapstone Countertop Kit 

Handy homeowners can get a soapstone kitchen countertop at a fraction of the standard price if they’re willing to put in a little elbow grease. A significant portion of the cost to install a soapstone countertop comes from labor, but a do-it-yourself soapstone countertop kit eliminates that expense. We offer a variety of choices to help you save money on your soapstone countertop, from a complete DIY kit that lets you cut and install everything on your own, to a prefabricated option that includes everything but the installation. If you have any questions or would like to learn how to install a soapstone kitchen countertop from start to finish, let us know: We’re here to help before, during, and after your DIY soapstone installation project.

Select a Soapstone Look-Alike

If you’re hesitant about the cost of authentic soapstone, an imitation may provide the same look at a lower price. Slates and schists, including Pietra Cardosa and Marine Black Noire, are not actually soapstone, but they are very similar, visually. But always do your research before choosing fake soapstone: A fake doesn’t offer the same physical qualities as soapstone.

Pietra Cardosa is a deep blue-gray metamorphic rock that’s compact and tough, ideal for kitchen and bathroom countertops and backsplashes. However, this porous natural stone requires regular treatment to prevent stains and water absorption. It can stand up to high traffic in busy areas, so if you’re not against regular maintenance, it may be a good option.

Marine Black Noire is a deep, dark phyllite with light white veins, similar to many soapstone varieties. Unlike soapstone, sealing is necessary as oils will absorb into and stain Marine Black Noire.

Before installing faux soapstone to save money, learn about the pros and cons of fake soapstone: While they look similar, not all look-alikes offer the same non-porous, heat-, stain-, and weather-resistant properties, which can lead to unnecessary damage and repairs.

Work With Remnants

Leftover cut soapstone pieces may be a good option for your renovation project, at a lower price point. A remnant soapstone slab may be just the right size to fabricate a bathroom sink vanity, small kitchen countertop, kitchen island surface, backsplash, desktop, or accent wall. We carry a selection of soapstone remnants and slabs sold as-is at discounted prices.

Soapstone remnants may include:

  • Broken slabs that cannot be sold at their full-size price
  • Cut-offs and pieces leftover from a project
  • Slabs that were not fabricated correctly
  • Showroom or trade show fixtures

Get Informed About Soapstone Sales 

Join the mailing list and keep an eye on our sales to learn about discount pricing right away. Every month we put natural stone slabs on sale from each of our warehouses and showrooms. You can find soapstone slabs on sale in our New York and New Jersey warehouses, our contact our location in San Francisco, California directly to learn about current sales and discounts.

Saving money on soapstone is easier than you think. Contact M Teixeira Soapstone with questions, or stop by one of our showroom and slab warehouses to begin your home renovation project. Explore our blog for more soapstone tips and design inspiration.