Considering soapstone countertops? While historically, they may not be as popular as granite, soapstone countertops are quickly becoming a must-have in today’s modern kitchen. For several reasons, soapstone has something of a cult following in the interior design community. Here at Northstar Granite Tops, we are a trusted supplier of soapstone countertops for St Paul and we look forward to telling you about the many reasons we love soapstone.
Benefits of soapstone countertops.
For one, soapstone has a beautiful, natural and even rustic charm that perfectly complements the enduring Shaker style kitchen trend. They are also a great way to add contrast to lighter color cabinets and especially white cabinetry. The natural coloring of a slab of soapstone is unmatched. It has an almost rustic appearance but an elegance and richness that cannot be denied.
Soapstone countertops are also durable. Soapstone is heat resistant, doesn’t react to acids, and is bacteria resistant, and is a great countertop for families. While soapstone is soft and can scratch, because of the natural texture and movement of the stone, these minor signs of wear don’t draw much attention.
This heat resistant quality also makes soapstone ideal for kitchens and hot pans as well as on places outside of countertops, like fireplaces. And, you can spill lemon juice, or other acidic liquids on it without a problem.
Soapstone countertops are also very versatile. With the number of shades that are available, it is possible to find soapstone that will work with a wide variety of kitchen and home styles.
Overall, soapstone countertops are generally very low maintenance, are beautiful, durable and very hardworking.
What is soapstone?
Soapstone is a beautiful, naturally quarried material that comes in a variety of shades between light gray and darker black, with some having green and blue undertones. The stone is metamorphic, like marble, and comes from magnesium rich mineral talc. The high talc content in the stone is what provides the “soapy” feeling, which is where the name comes from.
There are so many things to love about soapstone countertops! Are you ready to learn more about soapstone countertops? To get more information about soapstone countertops for your St Paul area home, call Northstar Granite Tops at 320-963-8677. Or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.