Black Honed Soapstone Countertop contemporary kitchen countertops
 

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r64obin wrote:
Does Soapstone always have a slight green hue? - Want new countertops. Love soapstone but when I saw a sample, fabricator said it will always have green. I'm looking for gray.
   Comment   June 6, 2013
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opie_jeanne
The greener it is, the softer it is according to an article on HOUZZ.
June 10, 2013 at 11:03pm     
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moonblue
Not true. Ours is so hard that the company who installed it said they would charge future customers extra. They broke a blade. And ours is VERY green. It's called Minas duro, (hard mine) and hasn't scratched in 8 months.
June 21, 2013 at 4:29am     
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Cindy Rosenbush wrote:
Can u mix a soap stone kitchen counter with a granite island?
   Comment   April 7, 2013
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studio10001
Yes.
February 24, 2014 at 4:36pm   
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doreenq wrote:
How does the price of soapstone compare to granite?
   Comment   February 15, 2013
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Candace Bordelon
I live in North Texas, and I just spoke with a stone vendor who supplies a small builder I am freinds with. He said the soapstone is about $70 per square foot installed, whereas level 1 granites are about $28--I think this was the price for the builder, not retail, but you can see the difference. Black honed granite will often give you a look similiar to soapstone. I would love soapstone but it is just too much money.
February 21, 2013 at 2:06pm     
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Margaret Chappell wrote:
Building job - Does this show fingerprints? How does price compare to black honed granite, how does it hold up in a kitchen? Please.
   Comment   November 13, 2012
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maggiebea
does it show fingerprints? I am curious as to how it compares pricewise, to honed granite.
February 13, 2013 at 7:23pm   
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mcmai
fingerprints don't show. some varieties will show water marks if you oil it, apparently. see http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0815275631359.html for detailed discussion. our kitchen had it installed 13 years ago and it looks great still, we basically do nothing except wipe it down occasionally with a little soap, but we often ignore clear liquid spills for hours, no problem. some chips on the edges from previous owners (ours is the soft, green kind) are the only downside. it was probably oiled at one point, but not in the past year we've lived with it, except when we get cooking oil on it by mistake, and that doesn't seem to be an issue. the somewhat dull surface is good camouflage if you don't like to clean constantly.
March 4, 2013 at 1:29am   
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msmettalife wrote:
How do I select soap stone? - Is there a universal grading system scaling durability? I read the more talic content the softer. How do I know I'm being sold architectural grade? I live in Ontario.
   Comment   June 5, 2013

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Ivon Street Studio added this to Kitchen Counters: Durable, Easy-Clean Soapstone
Special considerations: Make sure your soapstone is architectural grade, which is denser than the artistic grade often used for sculpture.

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jzunker added this to Countertops
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I like the color
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Couleur pr arborite
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April 2, 2014
Looks like "honed" granite.
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March 30, 2014
look for slabs with less of a green cast. $80-100/sq.ft. installed
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counter top with white cabinets
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March 22, 2014
Soapstone is bit expensive, but putting this material around the cook top would likely be a brilliant idea. For the financial side of it - I will likely need to choose something else for other areas, although those will likely be few. The kitchen just is going to be small due to the budget and the property options available. But that aside - the goal is to find material able to handle a hot pot or pan set on the top of it. I do consider the kitchen a place that will 'weather' a bit due to use - but I would like to not need to worry about putting something beneath a hot object. Besides the material is lovely. If we manage to have it also as back splash or some other grey stone material, then it will look great. Soap stone has indeed been used a long time. In my country for fireplaces and ovens - so it is traditional, yet so fitting for my man's eyes too, and he likes modern. It is pity we might not be able to use more of it in sense of the price - just a fireplace that costs about 5000 in my home country where we have the soapstone - would be at least twice as expensive where our home will be located at (and I do mean heat reserving one, not some thingy with strait tube of a chimney out to let the warmth escape).
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architectural grade requires "oiling" for looks
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architectural grade requires "oiling" for looks
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Cons: Its talc content makes soapstone softer than some other stone counters, which leads to edges and corners being eased over time. Nicks and scratches may accumulate too, which can be sanded out or considered part of its living patina. When selecting your slab, it's good to know that the greener the slab, the softer it is. So seek out slabs with less of a green cast if you want a harder slab.
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island or counter top with large...... farm sink of soap sto;ne
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black honed stone countertop...looks gray
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Stone bench top (love)
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Really liking the idea of soapstone
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interesting countertop/black honed soapstone
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February 14, 2014
Soapstone and slight green hue is harder
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Pretty for countertops maybe
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Very stylish
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soapstone
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love the veins: Slabs may contain pronounced veining, which is produced by quartz in the stone.Cost: $80 to $100 per square foot, installed. get architectural grade as it is dense. less green cast as it makes the slab softer
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The more green in the stone, the softer it is
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Like this soapstone. Not too busy
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I do love soapstone for kitchen, but not sure good for this kitchen or not
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I like this, but not soapstone
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soapstone must be architectural grade, denser than artistic grade
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Soapstone: seek out slabs with less of a green cast if you want a harder slab.
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this is called black honed soapstone; When selecting your slab, it's good to know that the greener the slab, the softer it is. So seek out slabs with less of a green cast if you want a harder slab.
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soapstone, 80 to 100 psq, heat resistant and no staining but soft and can scratch/nick. The greener, the softer
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cost? durability?
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BLACK HONED SOAPSTONE COUNTER
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love the soapstone
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soap stone counter top
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Love soapstone.
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soapstone counter - gray
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Counters - soapstone ($$)
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love this!
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check if this color and pattern is available in corian
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i like the color/lines but i want something durable
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Black soapstone counter
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soapstone example
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how can I make it work with dark cabinets?
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soapstone , get look
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interesting surface
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Is this hard to take care of
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Soapstone countertop (on the expensive side, but most durable)
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soapstone fits the style and age of my house
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Countertop: soapstone
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soapstone honed
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Soapstone
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soapstone counter for bath and kitchen
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I like the softness of this stone... How durable is it, though?
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like this countertop
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Soap stone counter top
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Soap
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Soapstone Black Honed - make sure you get architectural grade which is denser than artistic grade. Also, the more green, the softer the stone. Find slabs with less green.
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soapstone close up
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soapstone countertop
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What is Soapstone?
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varied surface but not too vein-filled and active, no shine, greenish hue
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Counter top
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soapstone countertop - grey
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black honed soapstone counter
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I love soapstone!
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the greener the slab, the softer it is :( I love the green
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soapstone countertop
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Cons: Its talc content makes soapstone softer than some other stone counters, which leads to edges and corners being eased over time. Nicks and scratches may accumulate too, which can be sanded out or considered part of its living patina. When selecting your slab, it's good to know that the greener the slab, the softer it is. So seek out slabs with less of a green cast if you want a harder slab.
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black honed soapstone countertop
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Soapstone reference
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Soapstone
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honed soapstone looks outstanding
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