Monday, August 22, 2011

Soapstone Fireplace

Soapstone’s structure makes it a great choice for fireplace and fireplace surrounds.

(From Warm Stone)

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Monday, August 15, 2011

What Is Soapstone?

Soapstone is a rock, metamorphic in nature, which has varying degrees of hardness. Soap stone is composed mainly of talc, magnesium silicate and chlorite.

Interesting facts about soapstone:
  • Soapstone, in old days, was used for bed and foot warmers in cars and sleighs
  • When wet, it isn't slippery
  • Soapstone is naturally non-stick
  • It was carved into scarabs and seals by Egyptians
  • The Finnish crafted amulets and images of Gods from it

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Soapstone Countertops

Soapstone countertops look elegant and offer luxury. Here are some of our favorite pictures of soapstone counters:

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Soapstone FAQs

Here are some of the questions we get asked about soapstone:

Do I need to seal my soapstone counters?
Soapstone is very dense and non-porous, and most sealers are meant to be used on porous stones. Therefore, it does not to be sealed.

How do I clean my soap stone countertops?
A mild soap and water mixture is recommended to clean your counters. Since this type of natural stone isn’t porous, it’s resistant to germs and bacteria, and is a naturally clean surface. Ammonia-based cleaners can be used on soapstone, unlike on granite and marble counters.

Where is soapstone found?
Soapstone is found in small deposits from small rocks to seams and boulders. Significant deposits are located in the Appalachian range from Maine to Georgia, with much of it in Vermont and Virginia. Deposits can be found also in Finland and Brazil.

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