The color range for soapstone is typically in grays, blues and greens, with light flowing veins or variegations. Soapstone turns to a darker color with use or when treated with mineral oil. It is perfect for achieving that warm “old-fashioned,” “rustic,” “early-American” look. However, soapstone is also versatile enough to be used with very modern designs, making it the perfect choice for any Saratoga- or Albany-area home.
Soapstone countertops are very resistant to heat, which makes them suitable for installing in the kitchen and near wood or pellet stoves. Since soapstone is also a non-porous stone, there is no need to seal.