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Custom Soapstone Countertops near Boston!
Soapstone countertops has been used for hundreds of years. In fact most people don’t realize that its been a building material all around the world for thousands of years. One of the main reasons for using soapstone has always been it’s beautiful natural rustic appearance that is hard to find in any other material. So what exactly is soapstone? Well simply explained it is a natural stone that comes from quarries. It is mined from the earth like marble and granite. So it is completely natural and free from any chemicals or any man-made processes.
The main reason would be the distinctive look of soapstone. It adds a rustic earthy look with a soft smooth texture similar to marble. Generally soapstone countertops vary in the amount of veining as well as color depending on the where it was mined from in the world.
Word of advice on choosing soapstone is similar to marble it is a softer stone then granite. However, it varies in the level of softness also known as the density of the stone. The softer the stone the more “scratches” are possible on the finish. Some people love the softer stone as the “scratches” make the stone look “worn” and adds a very unique look. If you are not looking to achieve that look then we would advise you look for a harder version of soapstone.
You can also get your countertop in soapstone that varies in color. Not all soapstone is dark gray or light grey. Some look slightly green, some black, and the list goes on. It is also possible to change the color of a lighter soapstone to a darker color by sealing it with a oil. It is a permanent seal so make sure to see an sample before ordering the whole thing oil sealed.
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