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(Musings of a Stone Designer)

Friday, June 10 2011
Soapstone is soapstone, right?

Not really. 
The longer I’m in this business, the more varieties I come across.  True, soapstone is always on the dark side—especially when oiled, but it ranges from blackish to greenish to bluish to grayish, a
nd the patterns (or lack thereof) are quite varied.


There is also a range in the hardness of different types of soapstone.

Our soapstone selection is getting better all the time. One of our goals is to offer the best selection of soapstone in the Cincinnati/Indianapolis area and we’re well on our way.  Typically, we have from four to eight different choices of soapstone in stock at any one time—and we hope to make that number grow.  Currently we have five, with five more expected to arrive within the next month or two.

(Anasazi and Porto Alegre are our two newest varieties)

The majority of soapstone comes from Brazil, a lesser amount from India.  I’ve been told that distributors across the country purchase slabs from the same Brazilian quarries and then give them their own names.
Dorado has Minas, Anasazi, Beleza, Brazilian Duro, Porto Alegre, Cabo, and Sao Luis.
M.Teixeira has Santa Rita Venata, Julia, Cobra, Piracema, Belvedere, Barroca, Anastacia, and Rainforest green.
Other names given to soapstone are IceFlower, Green Mountain, Sensa, PA Original, Black Sea, and Mariana (which is actually the region in Brazil where much of the stone is quarried)

As you can see, a soapstone kitchen can be created to have many different looks:

French Country:

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Modern Country:

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Quality varies for soapstone kitchens, as well. The quality of the craftsmanship and the quality of the stone itself.   For craftsmanship, look for smooth, tight seams, an even finish, and a perfect fit. A good quality stone is free from deep fissures, cracks, blotches, and other flaws.
(great craftsmanship shows in the details)
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Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz
Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz
Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz
Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Sebastian and Angie Moster, Owners

Natural Stone & the Green Movement  Countertop selection is often the first place people look to when opting to go green. Natural stone (especially Soapstone) is a top choice for the environmentally-friendly. 

The Stone Studio
20157 Five Point Road, Batesville, IN 47006
Phone: (812) 933-0200