AKLLCTraditional Porch, Boston

Although this may appear to be a concrete countertop, it's not. This is what soapstone looks like when it hasn't been treated with mineral oil.

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What Houzz contributors are saying:

mjeresek
Ivon Street Studio added this to Kitchen Counters: Durable, Easy-Clean SoapstoneJul 31, 2012

Sustainability: Soapstone gets green kudos for being a material that will last for generations. However, the mining of soapstone is ecologically harmful. And though soapstone was once mined domestically in Vermont and Appalachia, most countertop material is now mined in Brazil, resulting in significant transportation-related energy expenditure.More guides to choosing kitchen counters

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earth_mother64
EarthMother added this to Kitchen IdeasMay 19, 2019

Untreated (ie. no mineral oil) soapstone

kelly_feil
Kelly Feil added this to For DesignerJan 7, 2019

Love the rustic look of this soapstone. Practical alternatives?

themuirshowrooms
The Muir Showrooms added this to Stone CountertopsOct 1, 2018

Silky-feeling soapstone is impervious to heat, acids, and bacteria, but prone to scratches and oil stains.

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