A natural stone material, Soapstone comes in beautiful gray and black colors with a smooth matte finish. Soapstone is a stone that grows with you over time, as it’s charcoal gray surface will oxidize from use, making it darker in appearance.
While many soapstone countertops appear to be one solid color, the material can often times have veins or striking streaks in green, black, gray or white. All soapstone are not the same, so finding the perfect pattern for you can require a little bit of searching.
Some soapstone slabs can have a worn appearance, making it a popular choice for farmhouse inspired kitchens and rooms.
A unique property of Soapstone is that any scratches can be sanded or oiled away. It’s also heat resistant, doesn’t etch from acidic foods and juices and doesn’t require sealing. All of these features make Soapstone a practical option for home projects.
Best Ways to Use
Soapstone is great for so many applications, including kitchen countertops and fireplace surrounds. Due to its dark coloring it’s not often chosen for bathroom projects, but it can still be used for vanity tops.
Care & Maintenance
A feature that Soapstone countertops are loved for is that you can simply sand away nicks and scratches as they appear. If you want a dark look for your soapstone, you have to oil it every few months. Soapstone grows, ages and patinas over time, so a Soapstone owner must be comfortable with the appearance changing as time goes on.
Metropolitan operates its own stone fabrication facility in Norwood, Massachusetts which features the latest computer-driven technology and machinery. We fabricate and install all of our stone work and do not sub out.
Our stone teams design the project, template and install, providing a hands-on experience.