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Soapstone in Savannah

When it comes to natural stone countertops, granite is not your only choice. In fact, a kitchen work surface surface made of soapstone in Savannah is a beautiful alternative that you can live with for years.

What is soapstone?

Comprised of talc along with a variety of other minerals, natural soapstone is a metamorphic stone that has been quarried by humans for a very long time. Other minerals that can be found in common soapstone are mica and chlorite, explains Geology magazine. As a rule, the higher to content of additional materials, the harder the stone.

Soapstone in Savannah comes in several natural colors, including brown, green, or bluish gray. Although some use the term 'steatite' to refer to soapstone, that's not an entirely accurate use of the word. Steatite is a sort of unfoliated, fine-grained stone that contains almost all talc and very few other minerals. No matter what your decorating preference, you're sure to find a soapstone that works wonderfully with your design dreams.

How is soapstone in Savannah used?

Easily worked and very beautiful, soapstone can be used for a number of purposes. Of course, natural soapstone countertops are a fine use of the material, but there's more ways soapstone may be utilized.

  • Fireplace liners

  • Fireplace hearths

  • Electrical panels

  • Cemetery headstones

  • Mixing bowls and serving platters

  • Laboratory countertops

  • Wood stove liners

  • Wall tiles

  • Flooring tiles

  • Metal casting molds

  • Pipe bowls

  • Cold stones for ice cream parlors

What are the benefits and drawbacks of soapstone?

If it's a beautiful countertop material you're looking for, you can't go wrong with soapstone. Because it is impervious to heat, you can place a hot pot directly on the surface and it won't scorch, melt, or leave a mark. As it ages, soapstone generally becomes prettier as it develops a natural patina.

Soapstone is also acid resistant and won't be stained by tomatoes, grape juice, red wine, or anything else that may be commonly spilled in a kitchen. Soapstone is relatively soft, however, so you'll want to be sure to use a cutting board when chopping veggies, cutting bread, or slicing meat or cheeses on your countertop.

  • Soapstone is easy to cut into the right size for your kitchen

  • Soapstone is non-porous and not easily stained

  • Soapstone is non-absorbent and won't soak up spills

  • Soapstone is highly heat resistant and won't melt from a hot pot

  • Soapstone is resistant to alkali and acid

  • Soapstone has low electrical conductivity

Due to its susceptibility to scratching, your soapstone countertop may required an occasional bit of maintenance. Don't worry, though. Repairing scratches on soapstone work surface is not an extended job. Simply give the surface a gentle sanding and rub with mineral oil. Voila! Your countertop of soapstone in Savannah will look as good as new again.

When you are ready to know more about remarkable soapstone in Savannah, you are welcome to give Garpa Co. a call at 912-421-8787 during normal business hours. We are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 to 1.

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