Buying natural stone countertops for your Bucks County residence is a no-brainer when it comes to remodeling your kitchen. After all, when people start planning out how to remodel their homes, they often think about one of the most used rooms in the house first. However, many overlook another room that’s a little less social but is just as well-used: the bathroom.
Soapstone counters offer countless benefits to help make your kitchen become the talk of the town, but it’s also a material that provides a perfect addition to your bathroom as well – and not just as a countertop material.
Here are the reasons you should add soapstone to your bathroom:
It’s Easy to Clean
Soapstone is a nonporous material, which means that it’s a solid block that doesn’t have any microscopic crevices where germs and other microbes can hide when you spray it down with disinfectant. Plus, you don’t have to be especially careful when choosing your cleaning materials because soapstone is nonreactive, which means that acidic materials don’t damage the surface or provide a lot of lasting damage to the overall appearance of the material.
While this antimicrobial property is perfect for the kitchen, it comes in handy in the bathroom, where activities can leave behind even more dangerous microbes than you might find in the kitchen.
Soapstone as a material is naturally smooth, but it still offers enough grip to allow someone to walk across it after a shower easily. Unlike other kinds of stone, soapstone doesn’t require any sealant, making it easier for you to walk on even while wet.
However, it would be best if you considered installing a showerpan with soapstone tile layered on top instead of solid slabs of the stone for your shower area. The reason for this is, while soapstone is easier to walk across while wet than most natural stones, you always want to make sure that you minimize your risk of slipping as much as possible, and tile offers a better grip than solid slaps.
It Transfers Heat
Everyone has experienced that unfortunate moment when they step out of a nice hot shower onto cold tile and shudder. However, if you opt for soapstone flooring, the stone holds the heat from your shower and transfers it evenly across the whole surface, making issues like that a thing of the past.
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To find out more about the benefits of using soapstone in your bathroom, or look at soapstone countertops for sale in Wayne, PA, call the BC Soapstone team today!