FARMHOUSE KITCHEN -farmhouse sink soapstone counters Soapstone is inert and non porous so it will not stain and is impervious to hot or cold. It can scratch and dink, but it takes a whole lot to mark it! I have never had to sand out a scratch yet and I have had these countertops for 4 years. Black soapstone is really a light grey when left untreated. To give my countertops that rich black shine, I rub them down with mineral oil once a month.
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