Pros and Cons: Soapstone Slab Soapstone is natural stone material that has been used for centuries in countertops. It’s milky appearance gives it a rustic feel when compa, cost, countertops, installations, natural stone, soapstone
Follow Colleen's Kitchen Renovation over at Lemon Thistle. She chose Formica 180fx Laminate Soapstone Sequoia for her new counter tops. "We chose Formica laminate counter tops (180fx Soapstone Sequoia) to keep within our budget and love how it turned out. I really like the flat finish and although I wish stone was in our budget, this doesn’t look cheap, and it works perfectly."
Soapstone is a top choice for bathroom vanities. Unlike marble, travertine, or granite, it is not negatively affected by water. (Just make sure you get the high quality, architectural grade.) Because soapstone is nonporous, it resists stains. It also retains and radiates heat. The Countertop Investigator by Anthony Greer is one of the best resources for comparing the cost and practicality of different countertop materials.
Soapstone has been used for centuries as a countertop, and its popularity endures, as do the countertops themselves: soapstone fans swear by their durability. These slabs of stability don't come cheap, though, and while prices vary, you'll likely be looking at upwards of $80 per square foot. To get the soapstone look without breaking the bank, check out Formica’s Soapstone Sequoia. From their new 180x line of laminates that boast a more realistic natural stone look, you’ll know it’s not…