What You Need to Know About Soapstone Countertops

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If you are looking for new countertops for your kitchen, you might be considering popular natural stone countertops, like granite or marble. However, soapstone is another natural stone countertop option that is often overlooked.

What You Need to Know About Soapstone Countertops

Here are a few things you should know about soapstone countertops to help you decide if it might be a good option for your home:

  • Natural stone appearance: The first thing you should understand is that soapstone countertops can offer the same natural stone appeal as marble, quartz, or granite. Soapstone has a similar veining to marble, and you can choose from varying shades of gray, white, and bluish-grays. The earthen tones of these countertops can give your kitchen a very clean and modern or even rustic sort of feel.
  • Stain resistant: Soapstone countertops are non-porous surfaces, so you don’t have to worry about bacteria growth or easy staining.
  • Fairly durable: While soapstone is a softer stone and can scratch easily, it’s still fairly durable and can last up to 20 years. In fact, any scratches that do occur can be taken care of with simple refinishing or resurfacing.
  • Low-maintenance: Soapstone countertops are also fairly low-maintenance in that you won’t have to reseal them as you might with other countertop materials. However, you can prolong the beauty and lifespan of your countertops with regular oiling from mineral oil and a hand towel.

These natural stone countertops can be a great addition to any kitchen or bathroom. We also have other stone countertop materials available, including granite, quartz, and marble. Contact us today at The Stone Studio if you would like to learn more.