What is Soapstone?
Soapstone provides a soft, velvety surface with a number of amazing properties, and great durability when properly cared for.
This natural stone is truly an ageless beauty – a stone to build a relationship with throughout the years.
Here we want to highlight some facts and misconceptions about soapstone.
History of Soapstone
Soapstone is a metamorphic rock, which means that it was formed through heat and pressure over thousands of years. It is composed primarily of talc with a variety of other soft minerals.
From a geological standpoint, soapstone is a family of stones rather than one specific thing.
Properties of Soapstone
Soapstone is soft. Due to its talc content, the surface can be scratched easily, such as with a key, for example. However, this can be seen as an advantage, as small blemishes can be easily fixed with sandpaper by the owners themselves.
There are a number of reasons why soapstone is a wonderful option for a kitchen or bathroom.
The dominant colors of this stone range from gray to black, which convey a modern, timeless, minimalist character; it can be used as rustic or contemporary accents depending on the combination of colors and design of the space.