Quarried in Virginia, American Soapstone is steeped rich in history. The Alberene Soapstone Quarry is on Walton Mountain and is featured as the lumber where Dad worked.
Some people fall in love with its natural beauty and others are worried because its "soft". Soapstone has been used in chemistry labs, laundry rooms and kitchens for hundreds of years. On EBAY and Craigslist, there are often 1890s soapstone sinks for sales for $3000.00 and up, these sinks were reclaimed during remodels and demolotions of older homes.
Its true soapstone is soft, it is a 2 -4 on the Moh's Hardness Scale where granite is typically a 7 or 8 and marble is a 4 to 6. Unlike Marble & Granite, Soapstone is completely dense and can not be stained or affected by acid, the reason it is always the #1 choice for chemistry labs and if scratched, it the only one of the counter top stones that can be homeowner repaired with a little fine sand paper.
American Soapstone is regaining popularity for new kitchen counter tops. Soapstone countertops are being featured in all the design and kitchen magazine. We have many slabs at Custom Marble & Granite, please come and select just the right soapstone slabs for kitchen counter top project.
American Soapstone Slabs available at Custom Marble & Granite
American Soapstone Slabs available at Custom Marble & Granite.