What is Soapstone?
Rima Sellers Duhon
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If you’ve heard that Soapstone is too soft for countertops that is myth that comes from people not understanding the difference between the type used for carving and sculptures and the type sold for countertops. In kitchens, Soapstone is not stained or altered by tomatoes, wine, vinegar, grape juice, and other common food items and it’s unaffected by heat. The BEST thing about Soapstone is that it’s naturally antibacterial and requires very little maintenance.
Soapstone IS a soft rock, and it is easily scratched so do not use your countertop as a cutting board! However, if you happen to get scratches on your Soapstone countertop a gentle sanding and treatment with mineral oil, if you oiled your Soapstone, will easily remove shallow scratches.
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