Browse some of our most popular soapstone colors for countertops and other projects. Remember that as a natural stone, soapstone slabs may vary from the images you see online. No two slabs of natural stone are identical. Book an appointment to visit our showroom, conveniently located between Greensboro and Winston-Salem, to browse our full slab inventory.
How durable is soapstone? Soapstone is a metamorphic rock composed mostly of talc, which makes it relatively soft among other natural stones. Some people think soapstone feels similar to soap when touched, hence the name! Although soapstone scratches quite easily, it is heat-resistant and quite impact resistant. Soapstone is a very dense stone, making it virtually non-porous; however, the surface of the stone naturally darkens with time due to oxidization. To avoid uneven darkening, we often coat soapstone with a mineral oil to create an even, darkened look. Otherwise, any type of liquid will darken the stone and leave it with visible spots in some areas. Many people don’t mind this look and feel that it adds to the natural look of the counter, along with the natural scratches that will occur. For farmhouse kitchens or kitchens with a rustic style, this type of aged, natural look adds to the rustic charm of the space. Soapstone slabs tend to be found in shades of grey, black, and green with some thin, light streaks. The pattern of the stone tends to be subtle and fairly consistent. Soapstone slabs are available in a honed/matte finish. Browse our full inventory of quartzite slabs online by visiting our supplier’s website.
Soapstone is a good choice for lovers of all things natural! When used in high-traffic areas such as kitchens, soapstone will show signs of natural wear-and-tear, giving it an “aged” look. Excellent uses for soapstone includes kitchen countertops, outdoor kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity countertops, laundry room countertops, fireplace surrounds, wall caps, shower seats, table tops, desktops, and more!