Soapstone is a natural stone that has been used for centuries for various purposes. One popular use for soapstone is in the kitchen or bathroom as a backsplash. Soapstone is a beautiful, durable, and low-maintenance material that can add value to your home. In this blog post, Dorado Soapstone, providers of top soapstone countertops in the United States, will discuss the care and maintenance of soapstone backsplashes in kitchens and bathrooms.
Use Soap and Water
One of the most common questions we get asked is how to clean soapstone. The good news is that soapstone is a very low-maintenance material that is easy to care for. If you have a soapstone backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom, all you need to do to clean it is use soap and water. Spills and streaks can be easily cleaned with this method.
Do Not Use Harsh Chemicals or Abrasive Cleaners
However, you should avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners on soapstone as they can damage the surface of the stone. If you need to clean a particularly stubborn stain, we recommend using a non-abrasive cleaner or a mild soap. You can also use a soft cloth or sponge when cleaning soapstone to avoid scratching the surface.
Add in Some Mineral Oil
Once a month, you can add a few drops of mineral oil to a soft cloth and wipe down the soapstone backsplash. This will help to protect the surface of the stone and keep it looking its best.
Use a Mild, All-Purpose Cleaner When Needed
If soap and water are not enough to clean your soapstone backsplash, you can use a mild, all-purpose cleaner. Be sure to rinse the surface well after cleaning and dry it with a soft cloth to avoid streaks.