Ancient Soapstone Accents for a Modern Home

Soapstone, or steatite, is a metamorphic rock formed millions of years ago, forged from the subduction zones of the Earth where the tectonic plates converge in layers. Just like granite and and marble, soapstone is quarried from the ground in blocks. However, unlike the other two stones, soapstone is impermeable and non-porous, so it is in fact completely stain-resistant and immune to absorption of bacteria and other elements. Its inert material makes it impervious to chemicals, acids, and heat, thus making it an ideal matter to utilize for kitchen countertops or cutting boards, or scientific laboratories. Soapstone is also quite forgiving under stress in comparison to granite and marble, and will more likely dent rather than chipping or cracking. It’s ancient durability has proved to last even longer than steel, cast iron, or refractory bricks!

Take a look inside these modern homes, and how they utilize soapstone various surfaces and household items.

Exquisite Soapstone Island + Stove Area
Exquisite Soapstone Island + Stove Area
Photograph courtesy of Desire to Inspire
Modern Soapstone Dining
Modern Soapstone Dining
Photograph courtesy of Home Bunch
Countryside Kitchen
Countryside Kitchen
Photograph courtesy of C-Ville
Deep Shades
Deep Shades
Photograph courtesy of J Birdny

Elegant Soapstone Washing Station

Photograph courtesy of BHG
Soapstone Cookware
Soapstone Cookware
Shop Uncommon Goods
Brazilian Soapstone + Copper Pot
Brazilian Soapstone + Copper Pot
Shop Lost and Found

Modern Minimalist Bath
Modern Minimalist Bath
Photograph courtesy of BHG
Eclectic Bathing Nook
Eclectic Bathing Nook
Photograph courtesy of Marie Flanigan Interiors
Exotic Soapstone Soaking Tub
Exotic Soapstone Soaking Tub
Photograph courtesy of Mira Sol Soapstone
Soapstone Clawfoot Tub
Soapstone Clawfoot Tub
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest
Rainforest Bath
Rainforest Bath
Photograph courtesy of My Domaine
Soapstone Surfaced Bath
Soapstone Surfaced Bath
Photograph courtesy of Pinterest

What other items have you found made of soapstone? Submit links to your favorite products!

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