The Dirt on Soapstone

Soapstone is an up-and-comer in the countertop world, primarily because of its extreme resistance to stains. In fact, most chemistry labs use soapstone for lab tables because of its invulnerability to most liquids. Soapstone is exceptionally soft, however, and thus easy to scratch. Unlike most other rocks, though, soapstone can be sanded to remove nicks and notches. Another drawback to soapstone is its limited color range. It’s naturally gray, though it’s usually oiled to a black appearance.