We are proud to offer Virginia soapstone. Not only is it a beautiful addition to your home or business, it is quarried less than 100 miles from our Ashland facility. There is no international processing or shipping, making Virginia Soapstone your green choice.
WHAT IS SOAPSTONE?
Soapstone is quarried like granite and marble. It can range in age from 300 to 400 million years old, depending on its source.. The talc present in soapstone makes it soft to the touch, giving it the smooth feeling of rubbing a piece of dry soap. Thus the name was derived – “Soap” Stone.
But don’t be deceived — soapstone can be as hard as granite, and is actually less absorbent than most natural stone. Even after hundreds of years, a soapstone countertop can be easily sanded and polished to its original state!
Need more information? Contact us, or visit the website of our distributor, Alberene Soapstone.