What sets soapstone apart from other natural stones? Soapstone’s properties are unique to soapstone. The high density of soapstone makes it impervious to staining. Nothing can penetrate this stone. No moisture can get into this stone. It is impossible for bacteria to grow in this stone. The natural density makes it incredibly heat resistant. Cookware, fireplace, barbecue, firebrick and pizza stoves are made from soapstone. Chemically inert to the degree that science lab tops are also made from this stone. No cleaner will hurt soapstone. These unique properties are different from marble, granite, limestone, etc. Soapstone does this all without ever being chemically sealed. No wonder it is one of the oldest of natural materials used in the the kitchen and bath! Come see our beautiful collection of soapstone and see why people continuously refer Greg Bergmann for the quality of his work.