Over the last several decades, granite has pretty much dominated the countertop market, with occasional competition from marble and quartz. However, the latest countertop material on the scene could give granite a run for its money–especially when people find out how little maintenance it needs. Soapstone, also known as steatite, is a strong contender for the next home furnishing fad. Here are a few reasons why:
Sealing. If you know a little about granite and marble countertops, you know that it is a good idea to have them resealed after the fabricator sealer has aged. This helps protect them from the side effects of everyday wear and tear. However, soapstone never needs to be sealed. As it ages, it takes on a beautiful antique appearance.
Repair. With traditional countertop materials, one scratch or dent was difficult (or impossible) to fix. However, minor damage done to soapstone can be sanded out by any homeowner–no professional intervention required. (Just be sure to apply mineral oil or a specialty wax after you are done sanding, for best results.)
Beauty. By far, one of soapstone’s most appealing traits is its unique appearance. When compared with granite, soapstone countertops in Pittsburgh, PA, have an understated quality that makes them perfect for simple or minimalist color schemes.
Find out why soapstone countertops in Pittsburgh, PA, are becoming more and more popular with homeowners. Contact Top It Off, Inc. at (724) 538-3505 for more information.