Soapstone Alternatives?!
September 9, 2013
Who has subed out Soapstone for honed or leathered granite? What color did you go with? Does it wear well? Are you happy with the decision? Thanks!!!
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There are a few houzzers who have, in the past, declared their happiness with leathered granite in absolute black as having a similar look as soapstone. Sorry I can't remember their names, but you might try a search in the discussions for "leathered granite". We have soapstone, so I don't have experience with the alternatives. Here's an informative discussion about the leathering process, with comparisons to honing:
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Amsum & Ash
One option we always show to clients who want the look of soapstone, we always show them Oscuro Mist. It is a granite, currently we have this stone in a polished and honed finish. Stunning movement and colors, and you get the strength of the granite!
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This discussion may interest you - some pros and cons to some of the black granites that you may consider as an alternative to soapstone
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A houzz poster named Ann has a leathered quartzite in a dark color that she loves
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