Quarried in Virginia, American Soapstone is a classic. While most veining tends to be dark, occasional quartz and calcite veins ensure that each slab is stunningly unique. To enhance the full depth of its beauty, use mineral oil to enrich the color of American Soapstone.
Soapstone’s nonporous quality makes it bacteria resistant, so harsh cleaners are not needed. Soap and water are all that’s recommended.
If there is one maintenance issue with soapstone, it may be its softness and susceptibility to scratches and nicks. You can protect the surface by using cutting boards. And the good news is that user-caused imperfections generally can be removed, as mentioned above, with a quick sandpaper buffing. No professional repairs required.