Soapstone Kitchen Countertops

A resilient and low-maintenance kitchen countertop surface, natural soapstone ages beautifully and lasts for years.

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Why Choose Soapstone?

Soapstone countertops, like the ones in this kitchen by Jarrett Design, offer a soft look but can also look great in a sleek, modern space. Though pricier than some other countertop options, soapstone is environmentally friendly and durable, offering significant value.

Rich, Resilient Countertops

Rich, beautiful soapstone is a natural in the kitchen: It withstands heat and won't stain. A recessed drainboard is handy for doing dishes and washing produce. Photo courtesy of Vermont Soapstone

Stain-Free

Go ahead, get those countertops messy. Soapstone is stain-resistant and needs minimal upkeeep after installation.

Low-Maintenance Surface

Soapstone is easy to clean and resists water. The natural stone is also a popular material for sinks and backsplashes. Photo courtesy of M. Texeira Soapstone

Soapstone Sink

Rich soapstone countertops are ideal installed in conjunction with a generous soapstone sink. The surface won’t absorb water and requires minimal maintenance. Photo courtesy of Vermont Soapstone

Strong, Heat-Resistant Surface

Because soapstone is heat resistant, it's ideal around the range: There's a good chance it won't be damaged even if a hot pot is set down accidentally. Photo courtesy of Soapstone International Inc.

An All-Natural Look

Muted teal cabinets make a subtle color statement against black, soapstone counters for an organic look. A steel-wrapped range hood adds an industrial element to the space.

Multiple Color Choices

Green soapstone countertops provide contrast against the fresh white cabinets in this hardworking kitchen.

Matches Every Style

This light and bright kitchen features white wood cabinets paired with charcoal soapstone countertops and a light gray tile backsplash. Custom pendant lights hang above the kitchen island, while wall-to-wall windows above the sink allow natural light to blood the space.

Plays Well With Others

Soapstone on the main counters pairs well with the granite on the large island in this rustic kitchen.

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