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Soapstone
What is Soapstone
Soapstone is made up of mineral deposits created by nature and quarried from the earth. The main mineral components in soapstone include talc, chlorite, dolomite and magnesite, giving a warm, soft feeling to the touch.

Soapstone has a unique soft color with light flowing veins. When cut, it oxidizes from light grey to dark charcoal in color. A protective coat of mineral oil makes its color even more dramatic.

History
For centuries, soapstone has been quarried and used throughout the world. Soapstone was traditionally used in colonial New England for fireplace hearths, sinks, countertops, and wood stoves.

Current Uses
In addition to soapstone’s traditional uses, it is currently used for stair treads, balusters, sills, island tops and mixing bowls. Because of its unparalleled heat retention characteristics, it is the perfect choice for cookware, cook tops, oven floors, masonry heaters and fireplace liners. After soapstone is initially heated from burning wood, pellets or coal, it slowly radiates the heat evenly for hours – even after the fire is out! Soapstone can also be used for carving and sculpture.

Style
Soapstone fits perfectly when it comes to achieving a “rustic” or “old fashioned” look. It also integrates well with modern designs, and is offered with many edge treatments and surface finishes. The addition of soapstone adds value and elegance to any building project.

Durability
Practically indestructible, Soapstone is an excellent alternative natural stone to use in place of granite or marble. Soapstone won't burn or stain and requires very little maintenance. Soapstones are inert. This means that acids and alkalis will not etch soapstone as they will other stones. For decades, soapstone has been used extensively in laboratories and science classrooms for sinks, flooring, and work surfaces. Its durable and dense composition make it ideal for these applications.

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