We don't want it to just look good! Durability
and ease of use is important in any project.
Soapstone is primarily composed of talc and shares many of this minerals properties. This includes an incredible resistance to heat. For example, in Europe soapstone is even used for the manufacturing of masonry heaters and wood burning stoves.
Placing hot objects (such as a tea kettle) on your soapstone countertops will not warp, discolor or harm the stone.
Soapstone's density gives it an incredible resistance to acids and chemicals that not all stones possess. Many chemistry lab tables are built using soapstone because of this reason!
The same density that protects this stone from acids will keep your counters free of any unwanted stains!