Soapstone Countertops

Why Choose Soapstone for Your Kitchen Countertop

Homeowners who want an exquisite and exclusive product in their home are choosing soapstone countertops over granite and other natural stone surfaces. The top benefits of Soapstone Countertops include:

Low Maintenance

The only maintenance recommended, not required, is the mineral oil treatment to enhance the natural darkening process the stone goes through and to ensure the soapstone darkens evenly.

Durable

Soapstone resist staining, and Soapstone counters are not harmed by hot pots, citrus, wine, acids or chemicals either.

Variety

Soapstone offers a variety of different textures, unlike most other natural stones that are only available with a high polished finish. We can please all tastes by re-finishing the top of the slabs, at no additional cost.

The Different Looks You Can Achieve

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Natural Soapstone

Untreated soapstone results in shades of light gray. If you choose this option, you will eventually get oil and other spills on the soapstone. That will darken the soapstone in spots, but will not stain it, since soapstone is non-porous. You can either clean it a common household cleaner or you can use a household steel-wool pad to clean that spot. Remember, anything that you get on the soapstone surface will not penetrate the stone.

Aged Soapstone

This is many people’s favorite look. When you first oil the soapstone, because the oil won’t penetrate, it will eventually fade, and eventually return to it’s original light gray color, or very close to it. In order to achieve the aged look you can oil the soapstone once or twice and never oil it again. It will have that aged, charcoal look.

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Oiled Soapstone

If you like the deep rich color of soapstone and love to see the prominent natural veining then the oil soapstone finish should be your choice. To achieve this look you will need to apply periodical coats of mineral oil to the stone until it develops a permanent patina. You also have the ability to reverse this look by removing the mineral oil.

If you like the deep rich color of soapstone and love to see the prominent natural veining then the oil soapstone finish should be your choice. To achieve this look you will need to apply periodical coats of mineral oil to the stone until it develops a permanent patina. You also have the ability to reverse this look by removing the mineral oil.

Drain Board Options

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Traditional Grooves

Depending on the width of your sink, there are usually 8 runnels, 16″ to 18″ in length, from 0 to 1/2″ slope. This is more of a traditional look.

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British Style

Very popular in the UK, this more contemporary drainboard. It has a flat surface with a 1/2″ slope and a 1/4″ lip around the sloped area.

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European Style

Another contemporary option, this drainboard is just a clean flat surface sloped 1/2″.

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European Style with Grooves

A combination of the European style with the traditional grooves.

Other Countertop Options

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Soapstone Kitchen Countertop Edge Options

When buying your soapstone countertops, you can specify the edge type you prefer. Choose from contemporary edge finishes or rustic details to suit your style. The various options include:

  • Straight with Radius Eased Edges
  • Pencil Round
  • Double Pencil Round
  • Full Bullnose
  • Half Bullnose
  • Chamfer
  • Chiseled or “Rocked”
  • Cove Dupont
  • Ogee

Custom Carving & Engraving

We offer custom 3d or 2d carving to enhance your apron sink or backsplash and add an additional touch of class to your project and make it even more unique.

The possibilities are endless, please see some examples on our carving gallery. If there is anything in particular you’d like to carve on your stone sink, backsplash or countertop just let us know and we’ll be happy to make it happen for you.

We use state-of-the-art CNC stone working equipment along with the latest computer software to create true works of art.

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