For centuries Soapstone has been used as a carving medium for civilizations the world over. Soapstone is a metamorphic stone with a high composition of talc, the percentage of which determines the stone’s hardness. Architectural-grade soapstone, like that used to create countertop slabs, is much more rigid than carving-grade soapstone with a hardness level on par with (though slightly softer than) marble. So, if you’re selecting soapstone for your project do so for the rich black aesthetic and soft white veining and not for its durability. Soapstone is best known for its iconic black surface but white, green, and grey soapstone are arguably just as beautiful. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to find soapstone in jaw-dropping hues of blue and gold.
Shop soapstone remnants from pre-vetted and qualified countertop sellers in the San Antonio area.