Soapstone is composed primarily of the mineral talc. So it’s rich in magnesium and fairly soft (sometimes even “soapy” to the touch). Durable enough to resist stains or etches without sealing and naturally resistant to bacteria, Soapstone is gaining popularity for its beauty and functionality.
Soapstone is quarried throughout North America. Premier quarries are also found in Brazil.
With marbling that varies from wavy to veined, soapstone can be found in colors that range from light blue-grays to sea greens and black.
Versatile enough to use as an alternative to marble or granite, soapstone is used for kitchens, fireplaces and outdoor areas.