Marble vs. Soapstone
Thinking of installing Marble Slab Countertops? Consider Exclusive Soapstone instead
Soapstone is modern and exclusive, a unique look with many functional benefits.
Non-porous, Soapstone cannot be stained. You never need to seal or treat Soapstone.
Naturally anti-bacterial, no use for harsh cleaning chemicals in your food preparation area.
Soapstone is impervious to heat. Pots and pans go directly from your range to your countertops. Soapstone will not crack from heat like Marble and Granite.
Matte finish: Unlike Marble Countertops, Soapstone can be kept in its natural state without polish or glossy finishes.
Still set on Marble? A Soapstone island will set your kitchen apart.
Although Soapstone has a dramatic and eye catching appearance, it fits in well with lighter natural stone surfaces like Marble Progressive designers are now combining Soapstone and Marble in the same kitchen.
The heat properties of Soapstone make it an ideal surface for an island, especially one used for food preparation. Place a cold towel or set some ice on the Soapstone island. Once it is cold, it will stay cold much longer than other natural stone surfaces. This leaves you plenty of time to roll out dough or finish other food preparation that requires an even temperature.