When choosing a countertop material, you want to find something that will not only look good, but be easy to take care of and last a long time. Soapstone is a natural stone countertop option that has gained popularity in recent years because it is beautiful and does not require much maintenance. At Dorado Soapstone, we are experts in soapstone and can answer any questions you may have about this unique countertop material. In this blog, we will address the question “Does soapstone need to be sealed like other natural stones?”.
One of the reasons soapstone is so popular is because it does not require sealing like other natural stone countertop materials. Soapstone is a non-porous natural stone, which means it does not absorb liquids or stains like other porous stones such as marble or granite.
Even though soapstone does not need to be sealed, some people choose to seal their soapstone countertops. This is because sealing can darken the color of soapstone and give it a more uniform look. If you do decide to seal your soapstone, we recommend using a food-safe mineral oil or beeswax.
Because soapstone requires little maintenance, the best way to care for it is to simply wipe it down with a damp cloth on a regular basis. Clean up any spills as soon as possible and avoid putting hot pots or pans directly on the countertop. If you do choose to seal your soapstone, you will need to reapply the sealant every few years.
Soapstone is a great countertop material because it is beautiful and easy to take care of. It does not need to be sealed like other natural stones, but you can choose to seal it if you want. If you’re interested in soapstone countertops for your home, contact Dorado Soapstone today! We would be happy to answer any other questions you may have.