Soapstone in Richmond Countertops
Our soapstone will soon become a favorite natural stone of yours when you choose it for your new kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, fireplace surrounds and hearths, or outdoor kitchen spaces! All you need to do is come by, take your shoes off, and ask for some to step on. Put your bare feet on our soapstone and you'll fall in love with how great it feels!
Soapstone is quarried from the ground but is softer than granite or marble. It still makes a wonderful choice for flooring or other highly used areas of the home because the surface in nonabsorbent and resistant to moisture, spills, and stains.
This natural material features a rustic, comfortable look that draws one's imagination into quieter, less busy times. For a warm, casual setting, it's the perfect choice. Honed tile soapstone is fabricated and polished smooth to a high sheen and creates an aura of tasteful elegance. It's attractive to touch and has superior durability.
Soapstone is created naturally in the ground out of a mineral called talc. It is rich in magnesium and is produced by the heat and pressure of the earth. The material feels soft because of its high talc content, yet it's still a hard surface when you have a high-grade soapstone like we do.
Soapstone also serves as an insulator, which makes it a favorite for flooring. That's why when you put your bare feet on soapstone, you don't get the cold feeling you do with other stone like granite or marble.
Soapstone for New Kitchen Countertops
Since about 2007, soapstones have been used in an interesting way. They can be frozen and used in place of ice cubes to chill alcoholic or other beverages without worrying about diluting the liquid. These have been called whiskey stones.
Soapstone is most commonly used for flooring, new kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, fireplace surrounds, outdoor kitchens, and sinks, and these are the applications for soapstone that companies like ours specialize in. At Natural Stoneworks, LLC, we'll take soapstone and fabricate it to the customers’ specific needs, creating beautiful quality kitchen countertops for your Richmond home.
Soapstone for Bathroom Vanities
In fabrication, we can take a material like soapstone and create different surface textures and countertop edges to give bathroom vanities a unique and tailored look. It's a great material to work with, and even better to utilize for your bathroom vanity project.
When you approve the piece we’ve fabricated for you, our expert team of stone specialists will install it. Plumbing and carpentry needs to be in place prior to installation. Once your beautiful new soapstone kitchen countertop or other piece is in place, you'll see just how great it looks and feels!
If you are looking for soapstone countertops in Richmond, please call 804-550-3446 or complete our online request form.