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Soapstone is highly heat-resistant.

Soapstone is highly heat-resistant.

Traditionally, soapstone has been used as the laboratory tabletop in chemistry labs – demonstrating how chemically resistant soapstone can be!

Soapstone, unlike some other natural stones, is not particularly abrasion or scratch resistant, but is often used as a flooring and countertop surface. It is highly heat-resistant, making it popular for use in fireplace surrounds.

Soapstone usually comes in gray, blue, green, and brown tones – and is often variegated.

Benefits of Soapstone:

  • Nonporous & Nonabsorbent
  • Heat Resistant
  • Resistant to Acids and Alkalis

 

Drawbacks of Soapstone:

  • May be prone to abrasions & scratches

 

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