Checkout the New Trend of Soapstone Countertops for Your Kitchen
Soapstone countertops are now offering significant value to interior designers where financial, aesthetic and environmental areas are concern. When building your new home and planning on what material to use for your kitchen or bathroom countertops, or when you are planning to replace or remodel your kitchen or bathroom countertops, then chances are you will consider soapstone as your material option. This material has a smooth feel, has a sleek design and modern stylings that made it among the top choices where kitchen design material is concern.
Soapstone is usually found in quarries, in the same places where marble or granite can be found, is a metamorphic stone, and is an all natural stone that can be found in some parts of the world. The name of soapstone is derived from the almost soapy feel of the mineral called talc, which is the major element found in the soapstone.
The high talc content of soapstone leads to a very soft material, with a beautiful soft soapy feel like that of a talcum powder. After the soapstone slabs are cut from the quarry, these are hand delivered to soapstone merchants from different parts of the world. Because of the different vein structure of soapstone, each piece has a unique and different look. Be aware that regardless of where the soapstone material is sourced out, the colors are unique and would be different from the others.
Choosing a soapstone countertop for your new kitchen renovation or redesigning the bathroom has its advantages. The advantages of the soapstone material come from the fact that the material is cost effective for your kitchen design solutions, that it is environmentally friendly, that each piece would age differently thus unique from the others, and the material is easy to maintain.
As you search for your supplier of soapstone slabs, it is recommended that you keep some things in mind to fit on your new countertops. Number one tip is to test out the material before buying it to make sure. Generally, reliable dealers will let you bring home a piece of the material and test it at home before you make the decision to buy it. It is up to you then to test the material to its highest point of durability, so you can stain it, scratch it, or chip it, and see if it reached your standard before deciding to buy it.
As previously mentioned, soapstone has a different vein structure, thus each piece on your countertop at home will have a unique look and you will have the luxury thinking that you are the only one in the world who has the particular color of soapstone.