We also find that architects and homeowners like SOAPSTONE for fireplace surrounds and mantels .
Soapstone offers another choice in stone counter top alternatives. Soapstone has a matte or dull finish. Soapstone usually is oiled with mineral oil to change or enhance the depth of color. It is the talc in Soapstone that gives it the soft and variable feel. Normally Soapstone is grey or grey-blue tones with veining that you may be able to feel when you run your hand over it. Most of our customers that choose Soapstone for their counter top material choose it because of the rustic, weathered or aged appearance of the material. It is very popular in refurbished farm houses. We also find that architects and homeowners like Soapstone for fireplace surrounds and mantels.