We Have the Widest Variety with 13 Unique Species on Site for YOU to Choose From!
Soapstone can be used to create soapstone countertops, soapstone sinks, tile floors, back-splash and is frequently the material of choice for wood stoves, fireplaces and hearths as it has amazing properties for heat retention. The perfect accompaniment to soapstone counters are soapstone sinks. Stone Masters has the widest variety and scores of slabs on site for you to choose from.
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The last two photos above are of Alberene Soapstone which is quarried right here in the USA (in Virginia)!
Soapstone is easy to care for and is almost the opposite of granite. The beauty of Soapstone is timeless.
The most common questions and concerns about soapstone are: How to care for soapstone, how to oil soapstone and how to remove scratches from soapstone. The articles and videos are designed to answer your questions, but feel free to call or come in for a demonstration.
If you come in, you can see, touch actual slabs. We typically have over 9 different unique species of soap stone to select from. Take home a sample and allow us to prepare a 1/2 oiled and 1/2 raw sample of soapstone in the species you prefer before you make your final decision about soapstone countertops.
Customers are always asking about the pros and cons of soapstone as compared to granite and marble counters. Visually the thing that jumps out at you initially is that granite kitchen counters are shiny and more colorful once you get past the visuals there are significant differences. Both marble and granite kitchen tops are porous while soapstone is not at all. You can not stain soapstone so that is a big plus for soapstone. The downside is that soapstone is more prone to scratching as compared to granite surface countertops.
Harold Sweetmans Soapstone Kitchen By Stone Masters Inc.& double sided Soapstone Fireplace with Built-up hearth.