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Kitchen and family room renovation

Sarah Lyman Kravits

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jkuze wrote:
Counter - What is the color/brand of this counter? Thanks!
   Comment   March 27, 2014
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kplatt
I really want soapstone but everyone is telling me not to do it because of the durability. What has been your experience? I don't mind scratches. I consider that character. Does it stain? Can you put hot pans from the oven on it?
April 10, 2014 at 6:15am   
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sarahandgarth
kplatt I am so sorry I completely forgot to respond to you. Three years in and I still love my soapstone. Yes it does scratch and ding but I like the character and I don't mind sanding and oiling every once in a while. Yes you can put the hottest pan directly from the oven or stove right on the soapstone without a single issue. I love that. I have had some slight water staining around the spigot area but it mostly scrubs out, and a little sanding and oiling works fine there too.
May 23, 2014 at 9:05am   
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aaltmann wrote:
Can you tell me what sink this is? Thanks!
   Comment   November 25, 2012
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aaltmann
Thank you! Mind telling me what your counter are. I'm looking for something dark like this and having trouble making a decision. This looks lovely.
November 29, 2012 at 8:19pm   
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sarahandgarth
They are soapstone. I love them. There are certainly pros and cons to everything. I love the soft worn-in look of these, and the small amount of visual detail, if you saw them closer up you would see the veining in the dark stone. I also love that you can put anything on them directly from a hot oven and they can't be damaged by heat. However, they do scratch easily, which bothers some people. The solution to the scratches is a little fine-grain sandpaper and then a coating of mineral oil. If you do go with soapstone, definitely go to a soapstone dealer in person to choose your own slab because they are all so unique. Enjoy your decision making as you look forward to a wonderful kitchen!
November 30, 2012 at 5:14am   
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