Soapstone is composed of the mineral talc and is rich in magnesium. It is relatively soft creating a soap-like fee. Soapstone coloration is typically within the gray, blue-grays, charcoal black and green ranges.



A few common uses of architectural soapstone are:

  • Kitchen counter tops
  • Fireplace Surrounds
  • Shower Surrounds
  • Tub Decks
  • Stairs
  • Work benches


Benefits of architectural soapstone are:

  • One of the most dense stones
  • Warm to the touch
  • Heat will never damage the surface
  • Easy Maintenance simply apply stone sealer or mineral oil to the stone
  • Surface can be sanded and re-oiled to return to its original state.
  • Does not harbor bacteria if treated properly


Due to the softness of this material it is possible to scratch and dent the surface, but the benefit of soapstone is you can easily buff scratches out, apply oil and it is almost like new.