Natural stone that is simply beautiful and non-porous. Makes it ideal for any surface indoors and outdoors, for kitchens, bars, vanities, fireplace and etc...
What is Soapstone?
Soapstone is a very dense variety of talc, known as Steatite, formed from the composition of talc and other minerals during rock metamorphosis. It is principally grey or grey/green in color, with varying degrees of white veins of pure talc. Soapstone is best known for having a soapy feel - hence the name. The surface of soapstone is most commonly sold with a honed finish, which is smooth, like a polish, but is non-reflective. Other finishes are also available, like leather finish.
Traditionally, soapstone is treated with mineral oil to aid in sealing, and to enrich the color by turning it a dark rich color. A periodic application of mineral oil is the only maintenance it needs. Like old silver, soapstone develops a patina over time, which gives it a rich, antique character.