1-1/4" (3cm slab)
Grey Soapstone Honed is quarried from a bedrock quarry in Brazil. Soapstone has long been used for cooking pots in Brazil because it holds heats for long periods of time. Soapstone slabs are great for use as a countertop or around a fireplace. A hot pot can be placed directly on a soapstone countertop without concern of burning the surface. Since it is composed primarily of talc, the acids in foods used for everyday cooking will not etch or stain this stone. Soapstone can scratch; therefore, using a cutting board is required. Using an enhancer and sealer will bring out the natural color of soapstone. Arizona Tile recommends the use of an enhancer and sealer for all soapstone installations. Soapstone should be re-sealed every 4-6 months, depending on use. For interior use Arizona Tile recommends sealing soapstone slabs with Alberene Dry Wax. This is a 100% natural product made from Beeswax, Olive Oil and Carnauba. For exterior use Arizona Tile recommends sealing soapstone with Seal and Enhance. Both interior and exterior sealers will need to be re-applied in 4 to 6 months or as needed.
A mesh backing is adhered to the back of the stone to ensure safety while handling and fabricating the slab. Due to the qualities of the stone, the slabs are book-matched; meaning slab one and slab two will be cut and polished to create a mirror image of each other. These are then kept in sequence, which allows for a consistent flow in pattern. As a natural stone product, it is recommended that this be sealed to extend its longevity.
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