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Soap Stone Slab Gallery - New for 2013, we now carry Soapstone Slabs. The rock steatite (also called soapstone) is the material we use for our soapstone countertops, sinks, masonry heaters, flooring, and many other architectural applications. Steatite is composed of several minerals, but the most abundant is talc. Steatite, because of its additives, is harder than talc, and hence suitable for the applications cited above. Soapstone (steatite) in its initial state only comes in shades of gray.
This naturally quarried stone is softer than most other naturally occurring minerals. Although soft, soapstone is a very dense (non-porous) stone; more so than marble, slate, limestone and even granite. Since soapstone is impenetrable, it will not stain, no liquid will permeate its surface. Other stones, including granite, have a propensity to soil; this is why soapstone (steatite) is widely used in chemistry lab countertops and acid rooms.
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Slate slabs are fabricated by the sawing of Slate blocks in the desired thickness, then polished like marble or granite slabs. Slate slabs are available in a wide range of sizes for multiple uses. The large sized Slate slabs are typically used for flooring, wall cladding, and countertops. Slate slabs are suitable for both exterior and interior applications. Slate slabs have a high resistance in freezing and thawing conditions. Due to this, Slate slabs can be used in any atmospheric conditions without getting affected. The surface texture of Slate slabs is fine grained. . The common colors of Slate slabs are blue, green, and black. Slate slabs impart an aesthetic look and add grandeur to any indoor or outdoor application.