Soapstone countertops are on the rise in popularity, providing a more rustic, urban vibe for countertops–and people are starting to notice. There are some more widely known stones, such as marble or granite, that people may be tempted to gravitate towards based upon their familiarity with them. However, soapstone may be stealing its competitors’ shiny thunder. The best part, though, is that soapstone countertops are not necessarily more expensive than similar kinds. At Dorado Soapstone, we encourage each of our clients to explore soapstone as an option for various budgets.
It’s crucial to analyze your investment to the best of your ability before making any big decisions. Home renovations require long-term thinking. Your budget should include factors like sustainability and long-term potential. For example, a unique benefit of soapstone is its ability to avoid stains entirely, making it a fan-favorite for growing families. Your countertop stone should be able to adapt to your ever-changing life.
When weighing the actual cost of your countertop stone, you should also include its versatility. Something may look sparkly and luxurious, but fail to provide elements that you truly need. Or, the aesthetic choices may not completely fit in with the rest of your home. Soapstone is wonderful in terms of its versatility. There are several different types of soapstone at Dorado Soapstone, so you’re sure to find a style that fits your home.
Many people think of granite or marble when they begin planning their countertop projects. Both countertops are incredibly versatile, aesthetically pleasing, and luxurious. However, granite and marble become more costly than soapstone over time. It can stain and crack, and countertop repairs are expensive. Compared to softer stones, soapstone is not susceptible to stains, and it is incredibly difficult to crack.
Soapstone’s Monetary Cost
Thankfully, soapstone isn’t more costly than other countertop stones. A soapstone countertop costs roughly $70-$120 per square foot, depending on the type of soapstone and the installation costs. In addition to a comparable cost, soapstone can actually increase the value of your home. There is a high return on investment with soapstone, some as high as 50%. With each factor and trade-off considered, soapstone can save you money in the long run compared to other stones.
Overall, we anticipate soapstone making big waves within the coming years. Not only is it appreciated for its aesthetics, but it also is more durable and increases in investment over time. Dorado Soapstone is dedicated to helping our clients design their dream space with soapstone countertops. Get a quote now!