Soapstone – What is it?
Soapstone, also known as Soaprock, is a blend of different materials with high percentages of olivine, serptinine and talc. The olivine and serpentine give the stone is characteristically green color and the talc gives the stone the luscious soft texture that has made it famous. Soapstone is a nonporous stone, meaning a soapstone counter will never stain, etch or harbor bacteria. Although soapstone can be soft due to their high talc content, soapstone is also one of the most forgiving counter surfaces and can be sanded, repaired and even refinished.