When people are remodeling their home, they often neglect to consider the benefits of installing a Soapstone countertop. Your countertop is very important. It serves as a resting place for many of your kitchen and household accessories, as well as a base for your cooking and serving needs.
Many countertops are vulnerable to the affects of different chemicals. Whether in the bathroom or kitchen, many countertops are left helpless to defend themselves against the onslaught of chemical additives that it comes in contact with.
A soapstone countertop offers many benefits over typical countertops because Soapstone is naturally non-porous. It is also heat and stain resistant making it the perfect choice for countertops.
Not only is your Soapstone countertop durable, but it is beautiful and attractive as well. One of the most amazing benefits of a Soapstone countertop is that because the stone is non-porous it won’t harbor any bacteria giving your countertops an added anti bacterial protection.
This is very important when we are living in times where E Coli bacteria and other germs and viruses are prevalent in the average kitchen and bathroom. To prevent and keep the natural antiseptic properties of your Soapstone countertop, simply keep your countertop clean using your choice of cleaning products. It won’t harbor any bacteria.
Mineral oil is often used with your Soapstone countertop. It does not need to be sealed or polished with any strong sealants. The natural color of Soapstone adds to its inherent beauty and Mineral oil is the preferred method of darkening and enhancing the natural color of the stone. Mineral oil will not enable or encourage the growth of any bacteria or germs.
To use Mineral oil to darken your Soapstone countertop, simply apply it evenly and consistently to the top layer of your countertop. As you work the Mineral oil in, wipe the excess away with a soft cloth or rag. After you have wiped off all of the excess Mineral oil, the countertop will be left with a beautiful darkened shine. The natural beauty of soapstone comes in a variety of shades and hues that may all be darkened with the Mineral Oil technique.