Soapstone is becoming increasingly popular as a decorative material for homes, businesses, and even public spaces. But is it really made out of soap?
No. Soapstone is another name for steatite, a type of foliated metamorphic rock that is similar to slate and serpentine in character.
The term “metamorphic” may sound ominous, but it actually just means a type of rock that has been altered by heat or pressure to become something else. This process can sometimes take millions of years.
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Soapstone Restoration — Home and Commercial Uses
While lower quality soapstone is typically mined for its talc content, soapstone that has a unique, close-grained structure is becoming increasingly popular as a decorative or surface material.
Soapstone typically has white quartz veins and the occasional soft talc veining in it, which is what makes it so appealing as a decorative or surface material for homes and businesses.
Soapstone not only looks attractive, but it is also heat resistant. When used as a material for kitchen counters, soapstone allows you to take a pan right from the stove or oven and put it directly on your soapstone countertop and there will be no damage.
Soapstone Restoration — Repair and Restoration
While soapstone is durable and heat-resistant, over time it can become scratched or damaged. At Love Marble, we specialize in repairing, maintaining, and restoring soapstone surfaces in homes and businesses throughout the New York City area.
Love Marble can also seal and treat new and old soapstone surfaces so that they maintain their color and prolong their attractiveness.
If you have soapstone flooring, counters, decorative elements, or other surfaces in your home or business, call the experts at Love Marble to keep your soapstone looking its best.
We’re the soapstone professionals with experience, knowledge, and passion for repairing, cleaning, and maintaining all of the soapstone, slate, serpentine, marble and other materials in your home or business.
Restoring marble, granite and other flooring varieties can be a multi-faceted, multi-step process. The process can include:
The cleaning process entails the removal of embedded dirt, wax and other build-up.
Grinding removes a very thin layer from the stone’s surface to eliminate deep scratches, lippage and other imperfections.
Honing involves the removal of more minor, superficial scratches and flaws from foot traffic.
We use state-of-the-art stone polishing equipment and techniques to achieve a satin, semi-gloss, or high gloss finish.
The stone flooring is sealed, protecting it from water and oil-based stains
Foot traffic, along with everyday wear and tear can result in scratches, scuffs and other flaws that dull the shine of your marble floors.
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1. Durable and Classic – Stone Restoration
Lasts a lifetime. Whether it is Marble, Granite, Limestone, etc, it has stood the test of time and will never go out of style.
2. Beauty and range of colors – Stone Restoration
Endless options: there are traditional whites, grays, creams, regal gold, black, red and green marble. If you choose Onyx, you could have purple or blue. There are solid stones and stone that has beautiful patterns.
3. Prices for all budgets – Stone Restoration
Due to the popularity of stone, and the wide range of products to choose from it is not hard to find something for your budget. It is also very important to use a reputable installer who know how to template and install all types of stone.
Marble is a very popular stone to use for countertops in kitchens, bars, bathrooms and other rooms. We utilize the highest quality restoration products and tools to ensure your marble counters reclaim the shine and true natural glow they presented when they were brand new. Why replace your counters when they can be restored back to brand new. Trust the professional team of Love Marble Stone Care to get the job done quickly, affordably and beautifully.