Natural Stone That Suits the Way You Live
Soapstone is a very clean, easily maintained stone that will compliment the style of your home and lifestyle. Soapstone is a light gray color in its natural state, but prefers to darken through use over time. Often, Soapstone owners prefer to apply mineral oil to help bring out the natural aesthetic properties and beauty of the stone, though this is not required.
The Safest Stone for Your Kitchen
Soapstone is the most dense of all of the natural stones and has near zero porosity. Because of this, Soapstone has great properties that help homeowners in every day kitchen use. The high density means that it is sealed against stains, mold, mildew and bacteria, and will not harbor moisture in any way.
The Most Resiliant Stone
Soapstone can withstand very high levels of heat, which is why soapstone is the prefered stone for fireplaces, pizza ovens and even cookware.
Soapstone is also chemically inert. This means that chemicals will never corrode or hurt the properties of the stone or etch it in any way, whereas this is always a problem with other natural stones like granite and marble.
Where Does Soapstone Come From?
Soapstone is a natural stone quarried from the earth. About 75% of the earths soapstone is found in Brazil, South America about two hours from Rio.