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When it comes to kitchen countertops, there are a plethora of materials to choose from. From classic granite and marble to trendy quartz and concrete, each material has its own unique characteristics and benefits. However, one material that often gets overlooked is soapstone.
Soapstone is a natural stone that has been used for centuries in various applications such as sculptures, fireplaces, and even laboratory countertops due to its durability and resistance to heat and acids. In recent years, soapstone has gained popularity as a countertop material due to its timeless beauty and unique properties.
One company that offers soapstone countertops is Arena Marble and Granite. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Arena Marble and Granite prides itself on providing high-quality products and exceptional customer service. Their soapstone countertops are no exception.
So what makes soapstone so special?
For starters, it has a soft, smooth texture that feels great to the touch. It also has a matte finish that gives it a rustic look and makes it resistant to fingerprints and watermarks. Unlike other natural stones like granite or marble, soapstone does not need to be sealed or treated regularly since it is non-porous.
Another benefit of soapstone is its heat resistance. As mentioned earlier, soapstone has been used in laboratory settings because of its ability to withstand high temperatures without cracking or discoloring. This makes it an excellent choice for those who love to cook since you can place hot pots and pans directly on the surface without worrying about damaging it.
In terms of maintenance, soapstone is relatively low-maintenance compared to other materials like granite or quartz. You can clean it with warm water and mild soap or use mineral oil if you want to bring out its natural color and veining. Over time, soapstone will develop a patina that adds character and depth to the stone.
One thing to keep in mind when considering soapstone countertops is that they are prone to scratches. While this may seem like a downside at first glance, many homeowners actually appreciate the way their soapstone countertops age over time with wear marks adding charm while still maintaining their durability.
At Arena Marble and Granite we offer three different types of Soapstones: Artic White Soapstones which have an almost pure white background with subtle veins; Classic Soapstones which have dark grey tones mixed with white veins creating an elegant contrast; Barroca Soapstones which have an earthy brown tone with varying degrees of lighter colored veins throughout giving them character.
Overall, if you’re looking for a unique countertop material that combines beauty with functionality then consider choosing a soapstone countertop from Arena Marble and Granite! With our wide range of options available for any budget we can help you find just what you need – whether it’s for your kitchen renovation project or simply updating your current space!