Soapstone Countertop Selection
Purchasing Soapstone is a big decision with high impact on the overall look of the space. If you prefer the natural drama and movement Soapstone is your choice. Soapstone is naturally bold and beautiful. French Creek Designers are here to help you make the right choice that fits your style and budget.
Soapstone is a metamorphic rock that’s rich in magnesium. Long-term durability as a hallmark of soapstone; in fact, it is common to see stoves and sinks manufactured in the 1800s that are still being used today. In addition, countertops, sinks, and floors. Colors range in Soapstone from green, blacks, and gray with veining. This very heat-resistant material makes Soapstone a top choice for a fireplace surround, and even a resting place for hot pots and pans. Soapstone is quarried as a large block of stone and is then cut into slabs from large quarries. Each slab is unique and adds elegance to any home.
Soapstone Cleaning and Maintenance
When purchasing Soapstone and you are worried about dings or scratches, you can set those worries aside. Soapstone counters may get small scuffs over time. However, it simply gives off a lovely patina. Adding a coat of mineral oil will make most of those small marks disappear. In addition, the occasional larger scratch can be buffed out with steel wool or a fine-grit sandpaper.
Soapstone adds value to your home
Soapstone countertops is unique in its look, because no two pieces of slabs of Soapstone are the same. Very little maintenance is required for soapstone as it is a non-porous material, meaning it will never absorb stains or let liquid, bacterial or germs penetrate the surface. Finally, purchasing Soapstone in extraordinary beauty make these countertops attractive to real estate brokers and adds value to your home.
Soapstone finishes and textures
Soapstone ages beautifully and is resistant to yellowing and fading. In addition, it comes in a variety of textures. Be sure to ask your sales representative questions regarding the various natural stone finishes making sure they fit with your lifestyle and expectations.
Soapstone use and application in your home
Purchasing Soapstone for many different applications such as, kitchen countertops, islands, vanity countertops, makeup stations, bar areas, fireplace surrounds, laundry rooms, back splash on as a full wall splash, accent wall, shower walls, and tub surrounds. In addition, take Soapstone outside to an outdoor living space. Furthermore, Soapstone can provide a range of feeling determined by the color, style, and finish a hearty feel to rustic or farmhouse charmed.