SOAPSTONE COUNTERTOPS

WHAT IS SOAPSTONE?

Soapstone (also called steatite) is a type of metamorphic rock. Composed largely of the magnesium-rich mineral talc, it is produced by metamorphism (change caused by heat and pressure) and metasomatism (chemical alteration). Soapstone has been used as a carving medium for thousands of years and is valued for its resistance to both stains and heat.