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Forbes Magazine Features an Article on Soapstone Countertops

By Industry News, Soapstone Countertop, Soapstone Sinks

We love everything Soapstone, so we were excited when we saw Forbes Magazine’s recent article, “Why Soapstone Is Ideal for Kitchen Countertops and Sinks.” The article offers a detailed overview of soapstone, from its history to origin and its most common applications today.


The article also notes the many benefits of soapstone countertops:

  • Soapstone is non-porous
  • Soapstone is durable and dense
  • Soapstone is a maintenance-free material
  • Soapstone is resistant to bacteria, stains, acids, chemicals, wine, and heat
  • Soapstone does not require sealing, keeping chemicals out of the kitchen
  • Soapstone thaws food quickly because it absorbs the temperature of its environment

Beyond its practical benefits, this beautiful natural stone adds style to both traditional and modern spaces. It develops a beautiful patina with age, which can be allowed to evolve naturally or evened and deepened by oil application.

The article, written by Sheri Koones, is a great overview of the benefits of using soapstone for indoor or outdoor countertops.
To read the complete article click here.

Check out M Teixeira Soapstone gallery of soapstone countertops.

M Teixeira Soapstone to Exhibit at Coverings 2014 Trade Show

By Industry News, M Teixeira News

From April 29th to May 2nd, M Teixeira Soapstone will be exhibiting at Coverings 2014, a tile and stone trade show held in Las Vegas, NV. Coverings, in it’s’ 25th year, is designed to provide tile and stone businesses with information about the latest products/trends, improving employee performance, networking opportunities and sustainable products. Founder and President Roger Teixeira will be available at Booth #L2108 to answer any questions about M Teixeira Soapstone’s countertops, sinks and tile.

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Monsoon Wave Soapstone Arrives at our New Jersey (NJ) Showroom

By Industry News, Soapstone, Soapstone Slabs

If you are looking for beauty in nature, this soapstone will surely catch your eye. It features a very striking surface with lots of veining running through a dark background. This stone is a work of art and will be exquisite on any kitchen or bathroom countertop.

Monsoon Wave Soapstone - showing both oiled and unoiled sufaces

Monsoon Wave Soapstone – showing both oiled and unoiled sufaces

Monsoon Wave Soapstone from India - shown oiled

Monsoon Wave Soapstone from India – shown oiled

GOA Soapstone Arrives at our New Jersey (NJ) Showroom

By Industry News, Soapstone, Soapstone Slabs

We welcome a new variety to our soapstone collection this week called GOA. This soapstone is very similar to Julia Soapstone, which we no longer carry. The soapstone does not have very much veining but it has a beautiful flowing blend of dark tones. It’s a great option for those that want subtle looking soapstone.

GOA Soapstone - Showing both oiled an unoiled surfaces

GOA Soapstone – Showing both oiled an unoiled surfaces

GOA (India) with Oil

GOA (India) with Oil

New! Soapstone Dry Wax Conditioner

By Industry News, Soapstone Countertop Care

Soapstone Dry Wax Conditioner
Our new soapstone dry wax conditioner will provide a lovely low luster finish as an alternative to the traditional mineral oil application.

Our unique formulated product is made from food grade Walnut Oil and T1 Carnauba Wax. There are no solvents added which means no VOS’s (volatile organic chemical). Many of our customers find this product easier to apply than mineral oil. The product maintains a nice dark color but results will vary from stone to stone.

You can purchase this product through our soapstone online store.

M Teixeira Soapstone Kitchen Sink Featured on

By Decorating, Industry News, Soapstone Sinks

We were pleased to learn that our soapstone sink products were featured on, a web site that connects homeowners with contractors. According to recent article on soapstone kitchen sinks posted on the site, “High durability and low maintenance make M. Teixeira Soapstone’s washbasins sought-after, especially now that the natural stone is making a comeback.” The articles reinforces the durability and longevity of soapstone. Our soapstone kitchen sinks are carved from a solid block of quality soapstone.

Visit M. Teixeira Soapstone Northern California Soapstone Showroom

By Industry News, Our Locations

Our Northern California showroom located in San Fransico California has a great wide range of soapstone slabs, sinks, and tiles on hand. Kitchen and bathroom designers and decorator shop our showroom for the best values in soapstone countertops, sinks, tile, and slabs. This showroom locations serves the entire Northern California area from Mendocino to Santa Clara county and surrounding areas. Delivery to your california home or business can be easily arranged with our customer service represenative.

For more information and directions visit our California location page.

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