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WHAT IS SOAPSTONE?

WHAT IS SOAPSTONE?

Soapstone (also called steatite) is a type of metamorphic rock. Composed largely of the magnesium-rich mineral talc, it is produced by metamorphism (change caused by heat and pressure) and metasomatism (chemical alteration). Soapstone has been used as a carving medium for thousands of years and is valued for its resistance to both stains and heat.

ADVANTAGES

  • Stain resistant
  • Heat resistant
  • Does not require sealing but can be oiled to bring out its rich color

DISADVANTAGES

  • Softer stone so it can scratch easily – scratches will go away however when oiled
  • Heavier than granite

Phoenix Stone Austin

SLAB SIZES & THICKNESS OF MATERIAL

Slab length can range from approximately 110″-126″

Slab height can range from approximately 58″- 80″

Slabs are available in two different thicknesses….

2cm (approx. 3/4”)

3cm (approx. 1&1/4”)

OVERHANG GUIDELINE

3cm Granite can have a maximum overhang of 10” from the cabinet without any additional support.

2cm Granite can have a maximum overhang of 6” from the cabinet without any additional support.

If a larger overhang is requested, then additional counter supports will be necessary.

With additionally approved supports, the overhang can extend past the support up to 5”.

WARRANTY INFORMATION:

See full natural stone and man-made stone Fabrication and Installation Warranty.

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