My husband thought that I was a little crazy for going with something different and having two different hard surfaces (we have both granite and soapstone). Now he really likes it and thinks that it was a good choice. We love our soapstone sink. It is easy maintenance and was built exactly how we wanted it. The office staff was great, they always called back, and they were easy to talk to. The installation was on time and they were careful about my flooring. Soapstone clean-up is easy-I just wipe it with a sponge. I do not have to worry about streaking or a residue as I do with my granite. A friend has black granite and it gives the same look as soapstone, but the granite is not as durable. She likes the look of her granite but would not put it in again.