21 May

Minas Soapstone

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The Old Time Look of Minas Minas soapstone is what people go for when they want the look of old-time original soapstone. Minas  soapstone is grey, one of the lightest soapstone varieties available with its light color coming from its high talc content. This high talc content also makes Minas a softer soapstone with a sensual quality […]

27 April

What Is Soapstone?

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What is soapstone? Soapstone is metamorphic rock. A metamorphic rock is a result of a transformation of a pre-existing rock that has been subjected to very high heat and pressure, which cause physical and/or chemical changes. Metamorphic rock can be formed by pressure deep inside the Earth, by tectonic processes such as continental collisions, or […]

19 January

How Hard is Soapstone?

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One of the most frequent questions we receive from people considering soapstone for their kitchen countertops is “How hard is soapstone?” People want to know how the hardness or softness of soapstone will affect the appearance of the stone over the life of the countertop. The founder of Dorado Soapstone, Steven Chavez, addressed this concern […]

2 January

If You Really Knew Me

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Preparing myself for an information exchange with kitchen and bath designers addressing design trends and materials, I hightailed it to the Internet to search websites where I believed the experts on these subjects to live. I stopped first at countertopguides.com to check out their 2014 Annual Countertop Buyer’s Guide. Here the reader is assured that this guide will […]

5 December

Soapstone, Granite, and Marble: How Do They Compare in Price?

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Here’s the quick answer: Soapstone, like granite and marble, is a natural stone formed underground over millions of years, harvested and cut from quarries around the world, and all three are comparible in price.     Now for those of you who want the whole story with lots of detail: According to an article in […]

15 November

Why Choose Soapstone For Your Countertops?

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Here’s the quick answer: Its look is warm, organic, rustic, and contemporary. It exudes an earthy feel with deep colors and a sleek appearance that you won’t find anywhere else.     Now, for those of you who want the whole story with lots of detail: Soapstone is a natural quarried stone. It’s a metamorphic […]