At TWD Surfaces we fabricate a material known as steatite for custom kitchen and bathroom countertops. Steatite (also called soapstone) is composed of several minerals, but the most abundant is talc. Steatite, because of its additives, is harder than talc, and hence suitable high traffic areas such as the kitchen, bathroom, or office. Soapstone is impenetrable, it will not stain, and no liquid will permeate its surface. Other stones, including granite, have a propensity to soil; this is why soapstone is widely used in chemistry lab countertops and acid rooms.
Homeowners who want an exquisite and exclusive product in their home are choosing soapstone countertops over other surfaces due to many good reasons:
- Soapstone does not stain. Soapstone counters are not harmed by hot pots, citrus, wine, acids or chemicals. The only maintenance required is the mineral oil treatment to enhance the natural darkening process the stone goes through.
- Cleaning your soapstone tops can be done with any of the common household cleaners, no need to buy special sealants or other “hard to find” often harsh chemicals
TWD Carries Saratoga Soapstone
Nothing accents a kitchen like stone countertops, especially that of naturally-mined Saratoga Soapstone. Composed primarily of talc, chlorite, dolomite and magnetite, soapstone is stain- and heat- resistant. Soapstone stands out among other stone counters in that it is easier to custom-cut, and is non-porous, requiring no sealer. When oiled, soapstone’s natural, flowing color veins are accentuated.