The Pros and Cons of Soapstone Countertops

In our many years of experience providing superior countertops to Atlanta residents, we know that homeowners have varied tastes and expectations when it comes to their kitchen or bathroom countertops. If you’re considering installing a soapstone countertop in your kitchen, know that this is an excellent choice for many reasons, including its amazing durability, long-lasting beauty and versatile workability. However, soapstone is also more prone to dents than other countertop surfaces, can be costly and presents more limited options compared to other countertop materials available today.

Why Soapstone Is a Great Choice

When you install a soapstone countertop in your kitchen, you will likely be living with it and using it for as long as you own your house. Its remarkable durability makes it an excellent choice for the serious home cook or budding kitchen enthusiast. Soapstone countertops are also virtually impervious to heat or staining.

Because Mother Nature is an endless fount of creativity, no two slabs of natural soapstone are ever alike. For example, soapstone from Brazil has the same delicate veining that is found in fine marble. Regular application of mineral oil will darken the surface of your soapstone countertop. If you wish to retain its light natural look, simply let it be and its innate beauty will be a source of delight for you for many years.

Factors That May Make You Think Twice

Although it is heat and stain resistant, soapstone is one of the softest natural stones available. This means it is more susceptible to dents and scratches compared to other countertop materials. Typically, stones with greener shades are softer than the mostly gray variety.

Depending on the size of your kitchen, the cost of a soapstone slab itself and the installation is generally more expensive than other types of countertop surfaces, including stainless steel and quartz. If you’re working under a tight budget, you may want to investigate other natural stone surface options.

Soapstone is not a trendy material; it does not come in a wide variety of colors and patterns like granite. If this is a major consideration for your kitchen countertops, you need to look elsewhere for a material that will give you the range of colors that you want.

As a long-time supplier of a wide variety of premium countertops, we have the industry experience and expertise to guide you in your selection of the kitchen countertop that is right for you. There are several suppliers of Atlanta granite countertops, but our top-quality products, excellent customer care and reasonable prices set us apart from our competitors in the business. For the ideal soapstone, stainless steel, quartz or granite countertops in Atlanta, come to us.

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