Barroca soapstone represents a traditional soapstone. It is a beautiful black natural stone with white and grey veining. It is an ideal material for kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops and many other home improvement projects.
One property that the stone has that is unlike any other is its natural ability to darken over time. However, you can speed up the process by treating the surface with mineral oil. Soapstone is one of only a few natural stones that is non-porous, which helps the surface be resistant to stains and liquid damages. If you are looking for a beautiful darker colored natural stone that will look impressive regardless of where you install it, Barroca soapstone is a fantastic choice. Selecting this stone for your remodeling project, regardless of the area in your house, may be one of the very best decisions that you ever make for your home.
Material Type: Soapstone
Country of origin: Brazil
Colors: White, Black
- 1. Can soapstone be used as countertop material?
- Yes, soapstone can be used for kitchen countertops, it is functional, elegant and easy to maintain.
- 2. Do I need to seal soapstone countertops?
- No, soapstone is a nonporous material and therefore does not require sealing.
- 3. Is soapstone heat resistant?
- Yes, soapstone is heat resistant and will not be damaged by high heat.
- 4. Can I cut on my soapstone countertops?
- Soapstone, unlike most other natural stones, is easy to scratch. We do not recommend homeowners to use their knives to cut directly on the countertops.
- 5. Can I fix the scratches on my soapstone?
- Luckily, homeowners can actually hide any scratches on their surfaces with mineral oil. So if you do have any scratches, you’ll have a temporary fix. Deep scratches can actually be lightly sanded with some mineral oil as well.
- 1. Do you provide free samples? How many samples can I take?
- At marble.com samples are free, and we encourage our clients to take up to ten samples per visit.
- 2. What materials can I find at your facilities?
- All Marble.com facilities carry slabs of granite, quartz, quartzite, marble, soapstone, slate, limestone, and travertine. Our Ridgefield Park yard has the largest selection, also offering slabs of gemstone, porcelain, and glass.
- 3. Why should I see a slab in person?
- Since every slab of natural stone is completely unique, we recommend visiting one of our facilities to see slab patterns and variations in person.
- 4. Where does your material come from?
- At marble.com we source our stone only from the most reputable quarries from around the globe, including those from Italy, Spain, Brazil, and India.
- 5. Why is some stone more expensive than others?
- Stone slabs that are extremely rare and boast unique colors tend to be more expensive than commonly found stone.
- 6. Do I have to seal natural stone?
- We do recommend sealing natural stone countertops periodically, the frequency of sealing the stone depends on the material.
- 7. What is a honed finish?
- A honed stone finish refers to the smooth, matte surface of the material, which creates a visibly lighter and softer tone. While honed finish might be an ideal design choice for some homeowners, it also makes the stone more susceptible to staining and etching.
- 8. Can a chip on my countertop be repaired?
- Most chips, smaller than a dime in diameter, can be repaired by the homeowner using a chip repair kit. We do recommend professional service care for larger chips.
- 9. Can I install my own countertops?
- We recommend professional installation, completed by our trained technicians for all major projects, however some smaller pieces may be installed by the customers.