Smoke soapstone is a natural stone with an aged appearance, making it the perfect juxtaposition for modern applications. The material is ideal for bar tops, fireplaces, kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops, flooring and outdoor applications. Smoke soapstone is an eye-pleasing blend of black and grey tones.
One unique quality that you will receive from soapstone is the material’s natural ability to darken over time. If you want to speed up the darkening process, you can do so by treating your Smoke soapstone surface with mineral oil. Regardless of where you install it throughout your home, incorporating this material into your house may end up being one of the best choices you ever make. There are many great reasons why Smoke soapstone is a favorite material of homeowners.
Material Type: Soapstone
Country of origin: Brazil
Colors: Grey, 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.