15 January

Consider Soapstone for Your Masonry Heater

Consider Soapstone for Your Masonry Heater Masonry heaters are increasingly being installed in homes across the United States. You can think of a masonry heater as a fireplace but better. Why is it better? Masonry heaters are designed to store an incredible amount of heat. They work by burning wood and then slowly distributing the heat from the wood throughout your [...]
5 January

How to Install a Soapstone Countertop

How to Install a Soapstone Countertop 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 [...]
14 December

Soapstone vs. Granite

Soapstone vs. Granite Making a big custom purchase always requires research, and there’s a lot of information around the web on different stone options for your new countertops, sinks, or even tabletops. One of the most popular stone materials for these applications is granite, but what are the advantages of granite over soapstone and vice versa? Here’s our [...]
30 April

What’s Up With Soapstone Stoves and Fireplaces?

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What’s Up With Soapstone Stoves and Fireplaces?

Soapstone is most often used for things like bathroom and kitchen countertops and indoor/outdoor floor tiles, or, sometimes a farmhouse sink. But if you have paid attention to home-improvement shows or looked through social media sites like Pinterest, you have probably seen soapstone used in some fantastic and unique ways! Some of our favorite less-conventional […]

30 March

Unexpected Uses for Soapstone

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Unexpected Uses for Soapstone

By now, you’ve almost certainly heard of the more common soapstone uses, like countertops or maybe a farmhouse sink. But soapstone is one of the more versatile home finish materials out there. It’s a bit softer than granite or marble, which makes it less prone to shattering or breaking when it’s being cut. Soapstone is […]

15 January

Is Soapstone Good for Commercial Use?

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More often than not, when someone mentions soapstone uses, the instinct is to think of kitchen countertops — specifically, soapstone countertops gracing a cozy home kitchen. But soapstone isn’t a “kitchens only” product; in fact, it’s got myriad uses that work for pretty much any room of the house. Want soapstone tile in your hallways? […]

15 December

Soapstone Uses: The Bathroom

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Soapstone Uses: The Bathroom

Believe it or not, soapstone is basically the ideal stone choice for just about any finish — yes, we feel that strongly about soapstone’s superiority! It can be used for everything from flooring to fireplace surrounds, and that’s on top of the versatility it provides in so many ways for the kitchen. At Dorado Soapstone, […]

15 November

Soapstone Uses: The Kitchen

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Soapstone Uses: The Kitchen

In recent years, stone countertops have become increasingly popular. It’s not just marble and granite, either. Soapstone is just as versatile and beautiful — if not more so! If you’re looking to add some stone to your kitchens in a useful, durable, and aesthetically pleasing way, it’s time to look into soapstone. Here’s what you […]

30 September

Caring For Your Soapstone – Tips for Each Soapstone Use

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Caring For Your Soapstone – Tips for Each Soapstone Use

Stone countertops, flooring, or any other home upgrade is an investment. It’s only natural that you want to protect that investment so it can last for years and years to come. The good news is that soapstone is impressively durable, so it does not require a ton of care. If you want to keep your […]

30 August

Are Soapstone Counters Heat-Resistant? And Other Kitchen-Use Questions

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Are Soapstone Counters Heat-Resistant? And Other Kitchen-Use Questions

One of the biggest benefits to choosing stone countertops is how versatile and durable they are. There is a reason all of those home improvement shows talk about stone countertops like they are the only option, and it can easily be summed up as “the best bang for your buck.” While the amount of soapstone […]