Can soapstone be used for countertops?

Answer Soapstone is a popular material when building countertops, sinks, fireplaces, stoves and showers. It occurs naturally and contains a variety of minerals, principally magnesite, chlorite, dolomite a... Read More »

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Pros And Cons of Soapstone Countertops?

Soapstone is a dense, soft stone containing the minerals talc, chlorite and magnetite. Talc gives soapstone the smooth, soapy feel that leads to its name. Since soapstone is durable, rich in color... Read More »

Do It Yourself: Laminate Countertops to Corian Countertops?

Countertop laminate is a form of plastic that's manufactured in sheets, then cut and glued over the countertop frame with contact cement (a compound that bonds to itself, but not to your fingers). ... Read More »

What is soapstone?

Soapstone is a gray-green rock easily identified by its unique waxy texture. It is an extremely soft stone and is usually used in artistic sculptures or bowls.ClassificationSoapstone is a metamorph... Read More »

Where is soapstone mined?

Most of the soapstone installed in the United States is mined in either the Mariana or Goias areas of Brazil. Soapstone is also mined in other parts of the world including Virginia, Finland, Vermon... Read More »