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Cottage traditional-kitchen


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October 10, 2013
Lisa Jordan wrote:
Countertop mixing - Do you find the green to show a great deal in soapstone or more gray? I am considering Bianco Romano granite on our island and soapstone on perimeters. My preference is more gray. Any suggestions for a nice mix of stone that will not be busy? My kitchen is medium sized. Kind regards. Love your homes.
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I love soapstone. I never have had it. Is this your kitchen or one you like? I think once you oil it, it does not look as green. You may be able ask for pieces that are not green. It may be hard to find a granite that does nicely with the soapstone. Maybe a lighter color with little grain. Or use all soapstone! I'd be careful what I mix with soapstone as it think it might make anything else look "cheap". What about a nice natural wood top for the island. It would bring in some warmth.
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Some installers will recommend that a soapstone countertop be treated with mineral oil to help to maintain a consistent color tone. The treatment will change the color of the soapstone to a charcoal gray or black but is not permanent and will need to be reapplied monthly due to wear and evaporation.
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July 28, 2013
patticriscione wrote:
Countertop - This beautiful countertop looks like soapstone, is it? How is this best cared for? Thanks
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These are indeed soapstone countertops. We recommend oiling your countertops to ensure that the stone will evenly darken. Soapstone is non-porous and, unlike marble and granite, does not need to be sealed. Hope this helps.
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