Phoenix Soapstone Countertops
Custom Soapstone Countertops In AZ
Soapstone is very unique surface to use for countertop applications. It
is a hard stone that "looks" very soft and "feels" very soft because
one of the four minerals in its makeup is talc. Mineral oil is used
to keep the stone looking shiny and new. The surface can get a worn
look fairly quickly much like leather. Mineral oil rejuvenates
a soapstone countertops to look like
new. A stone sealant can also be used in conjunction with mineral
Another unique characteristic of soapstone is that unlike all other
stone countertop surfaces, soapstone will not absorb stains.
If a dark
area is “stained” onto the surface of this stone, it is just
that, on the surface only. If conventional means does not remove
the affected area, the surface can be sanded to remove the stain,
followed by an application of mineral oil.
This stone is very maintenance friendly and this should be your biggest
consideration when selecting soapstone.
Soapstone Countertop Ratings
Ratings are on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the "Best" rating:
||(To other stones,
10 being the most expensive.)
May stain easily and requires minor maintenance with mineral oil.