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Are Soapstone Countertops Right For You?

Are Soapstone Countertops Right For You?

April 11, 2019 Luci Carrillo Comments Off

Are Soapstone Countertops Right For You?

So you’ve planned your kitchen layout, you know you want those gorgeous cabinets with the ultra-sleek handles – but now you have to choose a countertop and you’re stuck. How do you decide which countertop material will look most beautiful in your new kitchen and will work best with your lifestyle? In our easy 10-part guide, we’ll talk about the top countertop materials from the expert’s perspective, and help you decide which is right for you.

This week, we’re looking at sleek and gorgeous soapstone.

Price: $20-$100 a square foot, depending on quality, source and uniqueness

Pros: A metamorphic stone that’s a blend of at least 50 percent talc and other minerals, it has a silky texture and is heat-resistant and nonporous.

Cons: Comes in only one color – a light greenish gray that darkens to charcoal when you rub mineral oil over the surface, a recommended treatment. It is softer than granite and marble and can scratch, nick or chip.

How To Clean It: No sealing required, but a monthly mineral-oil rubdown will keep it glossy. Wipe up stains promptly.

Want it? Give Stone Surface Specialists a call today on 801 856 0164 to schedule your FREE soapstone consultation and sealing. Our experts can advise on any area of this gorgeous stone you’re unsure about.

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