Soapstone Backsplash

Soapstone is increasing in popularity across the country, and around the world, and for good reason!

Soapstone backsplashes are the obvious choice if you are already sold on soapstone countertops. If you’re not quite there yet, let’s consider a few good reasons why soapstone backsplashes are a great idea:

Beauty And Uniqueness

Soapstone-Backsplash-4Soapstone can be installed in one solid slab custom cut to fit your backsplash. That means no grout lines, unsightly joints, and the introduction of a new, more porous material that is potentially less safe for your family.

Marble, Granite and Quartz slabs can become so common due to the volume of the same color, quality, and finish of stone that can be quarried from any one location. Soapstone on the other hand is so incredibly unique that no 2 slabs are ever the same. Meaning you can really get creative with your backsplash.

Colors vary greatly, but depend largely on where the soapstone comes from. Colors vary from greens to grays,and everything in between. “Veining” usually reserved for the finest marbles, are common in Soapstone backsplashes. Because the slab color is a natural process doesn’t mean you’re powerless to personalize it – mineral oils can be applied to darken or lighten the tones, or you can go “Au Naturel”.

Soapstone is ideal for many styles of homes from older traditional, or cottage style homes, to high end luxury homes – Soapstone appeals to the most discerning tastes.

Durability

Soapstone is one of the most dense stones available, virtually impervious to stains, liquids, chemicals and ideal for areas of high-heat around your stove for example.

Soapstone is so durable in fact, that it’s not uncommon to come across stoves and sinks manufactured in the 1800’s still in use today made from, you guessed it – soapstone.

Soapstone Backsplashes are likely to outlast you, and your home.

Germs and Bacteria

You don’t have to worry about germs and bacteria invading your soapstone backsplash as already mentioned – soapstone is the least porous stone and will never absorb any kind of food residue. A simple wipe and you’re done.

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Environmentally Friendly

It may sound strange to talk about something removed from the earth as being environmentally friendly, but consider this:

Soapstone is sustainable because it is harvested in far smaller amounts, is 100% natural requiring no artificial products to produce it, no sealers or toxic chemicals are used to finish it, and is 100% recyclable.

Man-made backsplash alternatives are almost all made from products that are devastating to the environment, and even other stone products require toxic sealers to enhance their appearance.

Cost Effectiveness

Yes Soapstone slabs are more expensive than other natural stone countertops. However, there can be substantial savings in sure longevity of Soapstone, and the fact that it just never goes out of style. These make a strong case for the cost effectiveness and long-term value of Soapstone over alternatives.

Longevity

It’s not uncommon to hear of Soapstone being passed on from one generation to the next, lasting many generations in some cases. And why not – if it does get scratched or dented you can easily sand these out. In fact, this is one of the most unique things about Soapstone. Other backsplash surfaces from ceramic or porcelain tile, man-made materials, or even other natural stones would all require costly replacements should you scratch or dent them, not so with Soapstone!

If you know anyone who has a Soapstone Backsplash, then likely you know how much they love it.

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Here's What Our Clients Have To Say

Soapstone Werks office staff was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable, very friendly. The installation went perfect, they were so professional and clean. They paid very close attention to our request to work around our construction crew. Our favorite thing about soapstone is the soft feel. The slab we picked out at Soapstone Werks had a look unlike any of the slabs we had seen so far. The way it looks is so unbelievable with its variation. So classic. Love the living finish and patina that comes with the use of the counter-tops. The clean-up is incredibly easy. We had it installed about eleven months ago and I just oiled it this past weekend. I would recommend soapstone without a doubt. I would recommend Soapstone Werks to my friends completely. I looked for quite some time for a company that was trustworthy and professional and when they called me back so quickly and scheduled an appointment for questions and answers, I knew Soapstone Werks were the ones to deal with. I absolutely had a wonderful experience with Soapstone Werks. I found a slab, placed an order and had counter-tops in two days. Being quick is not the only great thing about this company. They are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. They worked well around our construction crew and the counter-tops went in without a hitch. I recommend them to anyone in this area looking for soapstone. I didn’t have to wait several days for a call back. They called me back within an hour, even with their busy schedule and it being a holiday weekend. By the way, the entire family loves our counter-tops and when we have company they always comment on how beautiful and fitting they are for out kitchen. Thank you so much for making our remodel so enjoyable.

M. Cunningham

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