The color range for soapstone is typically in grays, blues and greens, with light flowing veins or variegations. Soapstone turns to a darker charcoal color with use or when treated with mineral oil. It is perfect for achieving that warm “old-fashioned,” “rustic,” “early-American” look. Soapstone countertops are very resistant to heat, which makes them suitable for installing in the kitchen and near wood or pellet stoves. It is a non-porous stone, so there is no need to seal, and it can stand up to harsher cleaners that other stones cannot. It’s also versatile enough to be used with very modern designs. Does the idea of soapstone counters in your home intrigue you? Contact us today to learn more about this increasingly popular stone choice.