Soapstone is a beautiful and unique natural stone that has some local history right here in New Hampshire, even though it is often associated with Vermont. Both the NH and VT quarry supplies have dwindled over the years to the point that most soapstone today comes from more distant quarries, in places like Brazil.

Soapstone is much softer than other countertop stone, making it much more prone to scratches and chips – yet this softness actually helps build a natural “patina” that is appealing in its own right in the right kind of kitchen. It also gives soapstone a unique silky feel that makes it inviting to touch.

Soapstone has a long tradition of popularity for sink construction – both for kitchens and utility rooms, and these classic soapstone sinks are certainly one of the defining icons of period kitchen design.

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