As trusted providers of soapstone kitchen countertops in Exton, PA, BC Soapstone understands that any kitchen countertop is going to suffer some wear and tear. From meal preparation to an auxiliary table, it’s reasonable that your countertops aren’t going to look brand new after years of use. Countertops are susceptible to damage, and soapstone is no exception.
So, on to the question at hand; Can you prevent your soapstone countertops from getting scratched? The short answer is no. Soapstone is a relatively soft material, and it will scratch. Soapstone is primarily composed of the mineral talc, the softest mineral there is. While it’s incredibly soft, it’s also extremely dense, making it quite durable. Check out this infographic on how resilient soapstone is, and continue reading for more information about how to treat your soapstone countertop.
Soapstone used for countertops has a high percentage of quartz, which makes it suitable for kitchens and bathrooms. So while soapstone may be easily scratched, one of its most positive takeaways is the fact that it may be quickly brought back to its original beauty.
But, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do to minimize the appearance of the inevitable scratches.
So, What Can I Do About These Scratches?
Watch this quick video on how you can get rid of scratches on your countertops, and continue reading to find out how BC soapstone can help you keep soapstone looking beautiful.
Soapstone is a workhorse of a surface that naturally darkens with age. When it begins to show some wear, scratches can be easily disguised with an application of mineral oil or bee’s oil (reputable brands of both, including our own, can be found in our online store!) Deeper scratches can be smoothed down with sandpaper or a sanding kit (which we also sell).
Oiling and buffing periodically can help your unique countertop looking great. While conventional household cleansers won’t necessarily harm the stone, they’ll remove the mineral oil coating. For this reason, cleaning with soap and water is strongly recommended.
A word to the wise: we do not recommend using any soapstone sealer that you find on the market. These products are designed to seal porous stone that can stain, like marble and granite. Soapstone is a very dense, nonporous stone that does not need to be sealed.
For more information about our soapstone kitchen countertops in Wayne, PA, contact BC Soapstone today!