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Soapstone Countertops have become popular in homes and commercial establishments in recent years, due to their durability and aesthetic appeal. Many have opted to choose a Soapstone Countertop as an alternative to Granite or Quartz Countertops, as their rustic appeal blends in with any natural style of kitchen decor.
Soapstone Countertops are perfect for those who want to combine elegance with the natural beauty of the soapstone surface, while enjoying the benefits of its durability.
Soapstone is a natural, non-porous quarried stone that has been used for countertops for over 100 years. It is actually a metamorphic rock that is called soapstone due the soft, or soapy, feel of its surface, which is caused by the presence of talc in the stone. It is the only non-porous natural stone that can be found on the market. There are two varieties of soapstone, artistic and architectural, differentiated by their talc contact. Artistic-grade soapstone has a high talc content, making it soft and easy to carve. Architectural-grade soapstone has a lower talc content, which makes it harder and more suitable for countertop use. Soapstone Countertops are not as hard as granite or marble, however, and can be easily cut, shaped, and installed.
The benefits of Soapstone Countertops combined with their sophisticated look them a premier option for your countertops. Regardless of your personal style or the decor of your home, a Soapstone Countertop will blend in well and add class and elegance.
For more information on our superior line of Granite, Quartz & Solid Surface Countertops, Countertop Remnants, and Sinks, contact Lexmar USA today or talk to your home contractor about using a Lexmar product in your home renovation.