15 June

What is Soapstone and Why Should I Choose It?

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What is Soapstone and Why Should I Choose It?

As a homeowner, do you feel weary of all the maintenance you need to do to keep your home in good repair? No matter how often you clean your California home, age will eventually start to show. Carpets wear down, wood floors get scratched and dull, cabinets start to look mucked up, and paint colors […]

1 June

The Big Question Answered: When to Update?

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Kitchen Updates: How Often to Replace Appliances and Cooking Supplies Written By Angie Bersin Nothing good lasts forever, and that includes the appliances and equipment that you may have already replaced during recent kitchen updates. While your kitchen will look gorgeous when everything is brand new and state-of-the-art, that shiny new look doesn’t last forever. […]

24 August

Design Trends For 2015 And Beyond: Soapstone Countertops

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Arizona Tile Highlights Kitchen Design Trends: Soapstone Countertops At the beginning of 2015, Arizona Tile blogged about four strong kitchen design trends that we at Dorado Soapstone couldn’t be happier about. Here they are. 1. Stone and glass mosaics will offer alternatives to the usual and expected mosaic designs. ➢ This conversation just begs for […]

20 August

Show Us Your Soapstone And Win Dorado Dry Wax!

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Everybody wants to see your beautiful soapstone! Everybody wants to see your finished soapstone project and posting it on the Dorado Soapstone Facebook page could win you a free jar of Dorado Soapstone Dry Wax valued at $39.95. Have you had Dorado Soapstone installed in your home? Is it beautiful? Do you love it? Would you […]

4 July

Soapstone and Fine Leather

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The Analogy Between Soapstone and Fine Leather When asked about the hardness/softness of soapstone we at Dorado Soapstone sometimes draw an analogy between soapstone and fine leather. Maxwell Scott Bags provides a range of luxury leather goods for men and women including travel luggage, handbags and briefcases. They are so confident in the integrity of […]

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 […]

6 May

Choosing Countertop Materials

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At Dorado Soapstone we meet hundreds of homeowners faced with choosing countertop materials. Some people who come through our doors are new to soapstone and some have done tons of research. Most people who have made the soapstone choice have done so because of soapstone’s organic presence, its soft, smooth feel, and the relationship between human […]

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 […]

8 April

Your Kitchen Renovation Costs

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Setting a budget is the first step (and highest priority) in your kitchen project. Determining your kitchen renovation costs is the starting point of your project. Once you have considered costs and established your budget, it is time to allocate funds to the specific details of the project. These days there are some savvy online resources […]

11 February

Planning a New Kitchen

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The Brain Planning a New Kitchen Getting your details sorted out 1. What is your budget? 2. What do you like and not like about your present kitchen? 3. How many people will be using the kitchen? 4. Do you want dining space in the kitchen? 5. Do you do a lot of entertaining? 6. […]