Soapstone is relatively soft because of its high talc content, talc having a definitional value of 1 on the Mohs hardness scale.
Soapstone develops a patina overtime that many customers love and appreciate.
One of the things you will love about soapstone countertops is its beautiful and timeless appearance. People worry about fads, and while soapstone is a very popular choice right now, there’s no need to worry about its being a trend that will date your kitchen, because it’s a classic. Soapstone has been used in farmhouse kitchens for hundreds of years. It’s frequently seen with white cabinets in traditional and farmhouse kitchens, but it looks equally stunning with stained wood in various styles.