Soapstone Alternatives for Your Kitchen

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What is Soapstone?

Made from quarried stone, Soapstone is a natural stone material that has been used for centuries in countertops. Soapstone is often known for it’s milky appearance which comes from talc. This characteristic also gives Soapstone a more rustic feel when compared with the more sleek and elegant look of other materials. The presence of talc in Soapstone also makes the material softer to the touch than most countertop materials. However, that doesn’t mean it will stand up to the demands of the kitchen. Here’s a look at a few Soapstone alternatives that you can find at NSMotif!

Corian Quartz Nero Soapstone

Nero Soapstone Quartz by Corian gives you the soft finish look of Soapstone but the durability of Quartz! Nero Soapstone has subtle texture and ash color. Unlike the natural stone Soapstone, it is non-porous, so the material will not harbor bacteria and is stain resistant making it a great alternative if this is something you are considerned about. Nero Soapstone makes its own statement, it can be an excellent background, as well as enhancing other materials!


Caesarstone Quartz Piatra Gray

This next material will remind you of Soapstone with its gorgeous, natural looks! One thing that sets this material apart from Soapstone is its increased durability and low maintenance. Piatra Grey by Caesarstone has a dark slate background featuring timeless chalky white and grey veins. You can pair Caesarstone Piatra Grey quartz countertops with white, dark brown and light colored kitchen cabinets to add character in any space!

SapienStone Porcelain Pietra Grey

Pietra Grey Porcelain countertops by SapienStone are also another great alternative to Soapstone. Porcelain can be overshadowed by natural stone and quartz, but porcelain countertops are a highly durable material. Pietra Grey has a radiant richness accented by  soft white veining to give any room a chic and luxurious look.

Silestone Quartz Charcoal Soapstone

Charcoal Soapstone Quartz countertops by Silestone captivate anyone who walks in the room with its powerful sift grey highlights and blue-grey finish. This material is a spectacular combination of depth and movement.

MSI Quartz Soapstone Metropolis

Soapstone Metropolis Quartz countertops by MSI offers a number of possibilities for creating a signature look. It’s an ideal choice for countertops in busy spaces due to its durability and easy-care characteristics!

MSI Virginia Mist Granite

Virginia Mist Granite by MSI is a great option if you want a natural stone countertop that gives you the look of Soapstone but increased durability. Virginia Mist is soft grey color suitable for both interior and exterior projects!

Each of these Soapstone alternatives offers beauty and durabilty. Interested in learning more? Contact us today and one of our countertop specialists will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have!

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