Since soapstone is the softest stone we want you to know they can scratch. However, with soapstone many scratches will disappear with a spot application of mineral oil. No other countertop material repairs as easily as soapstone.
You make your own “use patina”. We recommend that you just use your countertops like you have used your countertops all of your life, no special cares, no cleaners to worry about. The scratches and marks will blend together to create the look of use, how you use them, how you prefer for them to look. It is in your hands and these tops will be there for your family for generations.