REASONS TO USE SOAPSTONE FOR YOUR KITCHEN COUNTERTOPS
Soapstone has an unmatchable unique soft look which is a good fit for traditional farmhouse style houses.
2- No Maintenance
Soapstone countertops do not need to be sealed like other natural stone countertops such as marble, or granite. You can leave the soapstone as is for it to get darker over the years, or put mineral oil to make it darker right away if you like the darker look or like more pronounced veining.
3- Bacteria Free
Soapstone is a non-porous stone so bacteria will not grow in soapstone countertops making it a healthier countertop option.
4- Environment Friendly
Soapstone is a natural stone unlike quartz countertops where different chemicals, and color pigments are used.
In addition to the above factors, price point could be a reason to use soapstone countertops in some cases. Soapstone countertops are definitely not the cheapest countertop option such as formica countertops but also definitely not the most expensive option such as porcelain countertops, exotic granite countertops, or quartzite countertops.