Soapstone is a very unique product - it's softer than marble or granite but is more stain resistant. This inert mineral is impervious to chemicals, acids and heat. Soapstone is recognized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a suitable surface mineral for contact with food.
When quarried, soapstone is a light gray color. The rich dark blue soapstone known for its white and gray marbling veins is brought to life when the stone is oiled with mineral oil. The oil helps the soapstone to oxidize, which darkens the stone over time to bring out its natural beauty. The material on your countertops will continue to darken over the years because of the oxidation process. It is truly a beautiful product.
Brazilian Multi Slate