Soapstone is a metamorphic stone, formed when they are subjected to high heat, high pressure, or a combination of factors which occur deep within the earth. It is composed of talc, which is very soft and other minerals which make it hard and dense. Because of its density, it is non-porous, making it ideal for kitchen or bathroom countertops.
It is not a stone that has a certain “look”, but rather one that interacts with how it is treated. Some enjoy the natural patina; others enjoy oiling the stone to give soapstone countertops a more even appearance. The surfaces acquire an even darker sheen with regular mineral oiling on its surface. Birmingham MarbleWorks can install your Black Soapstone Countertops with enhancers or without.