Starting a home improvement project is always exciting. After all, you are taking something old and about to make it new. Not only are you making it new, but you are also making it exactly how you want your home to look. Kitchen home improvement projects are some of the most popular home improvements to make, and adding in a soapstone countertop is a top wish as well.
Dorado Soapstone has many locations all throughout the United States, including California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and North and South Dakota. As the largest importer of soapstone, our experts can help you choose the right soapstone countertop for you, whether its black, white, or green soapstone. Soapstone is such a beautiful, elegant building material that it has become a favorite for its aesthetic value, durability, heat-resistant, and non-porous. Below, we’ll take a look at the process of installing a soapstone countertop, and contact our soapstone supply company to get started today!
STEPS TO INSTALL A SOAPSTONE COUNTERTOP
- Have the soapstone cut, or you cut it yourself. Whether you are installing a kitchen or bathroom soapstone countertop, the process is the same. You will start with cutting the soapstone to fit your designated countertop space. Many people outsource this process, but you can most definitely cut it yourself. You’ll need to make sure you have sufficient support underneath it before laying in place. If you are cutting soapstone yourself, you’ll need eye protection due to the dust. You’ll need to be careful while carrying it as well, so it doesn’t break.
- Lay the soapstone in place. Soapstone isn’t exactly light. It weighs about 20 pounds per square foot, so when laying, make sure you have help. You will probably have a seam, especially if you have an L-shaped counter. Great places to hide these are in front of the sink or cooktop.
- Shape the soapstone. Shaping soapstone to fit your countertop exactly is pretty simple. All you need is a sander or rough-grit paper. One of the cool things about soapstone is that it naturally darkens over time, and oil will make this process go faster. It also serves to bring out the richness of the colors, whether you have white or green soapstone.
- Cut out the sink. You’ll want to predrill the corners of the hole before you get out your circular saw to finish off the cut. The important thing to remember is to cut inside your lines so you don’t overcut. It’s easy to undercut and then shape later, but if you cut off too much material, you can’t exactly put that back.
- Add finishing touches. Once the sinkhole has been cut and placed, it’s time for the finishing touches. Here you’ll want to make sure all of the edges are smooth, all of the nuts and bolts are secure, adjust the wall to fit the soapstone countertop if need be, and smooth out seams. The final touch is to oil the soapstone, and you’ll want to continue to oil your soapstone countertop once or twice a week in order to create the shine you are looking for.
CHOOSE SOAPSTONE FROM DORADO SOAPSTONE TODAY
One of the many things that people love about soapstone is that it is the best of both worlds for kitchen or bathroom countertops: soapstone is hard yet easy to work with. All you need are some simple woodworking tools and some elbow grease, and you’ll have the soapstone kitchen or bathroom countertop of your dreams — one that will make quite the impression with others. Of course, you can always hire a professional to install your new soapstone countertops. Either way, when you choose soapstone, you’ll create beauty in your home or office that will last for decades.
Dorado Soapstone is a top-rated supplier of soapstone in the United States. We offer soapstone in a variety of colors, including black, green, and white, and types, from Noire to PA and Anasazi. Our team is dedicated to ensuring you have the best soapstone at affordable prices for your needs. We also are a quartz company, offering the best quartz for your home improvement or building projects. If you are interested in learning more, contact one of our soapstone suppliers today!