The colors you’ll find in soapstone range from almost pure white with slight marbling to charcoal gray with a nearly solid color. In between, you’ll enjoy a pleasant array of whites, pearls, and gray with rich marbling. While not as hard as granite, this material is more pliable. That means it is less brittle, so it won’t crack unexpectedly from stress or weight. In addition, soapstone is very non-porous.
Because it is non-porous, soapstone cleans up with mild soap and a sponge or dish rag. This is a very sanitary countertop and a good choice for those who enjoy cooking with fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats.