Dramatic with rich marbling features
Quarried like granite, soapstone is a heavy, mineral talc composition with a high heat retention characteristic. Used for years in fireplaces, wood stoves and ovens, soapstone has recently made its mark with interior designers, homebuilders, architects and countertop fabricators. The beauty of soapstone can achieve a rustic, early American look, yet versatile enough to be used in modern and contemporary interior designs.
Soapstone has become a popular design choice due to its unique, deep, rich marbling features, flowing veins and dramatic color variations. Soapstone is a versatile product that can be used for sinks and outdoor applications as well. Check out the Saratoga Soapstone Facebook page.
Another appeal of soapstone is its natural beauty without polishing or surface treatments. However, when waxed, soapstone exhibits an even more dramatic color variation and richness, as shown in the slab images below. Soapstone is practically indestructible, requires almost no maintenance and adds elegance and enduring value to any project.
Saratoga Soapstone Wax is a long-lasting, all-natural and organic, non-sticky wax that darkens the surface to a beautiful luster while bringing out the veining and rich appearance of the stone. Soapstone Wax is a cinch to apply and creates a protective layer that eliminates almost all countertop maintenance.