What are the colors of soapstone?
Natural soapstone colors can range from grey, green or black to a bluish-grey hue. Some soapstone options, like our grey soapstone here at Cosmos SurfacesTM, feature white swirls and dramatic veining patterns. This makes soapstone a worthwhile contender for aesthetic natural stones like granite and marble.
What is the lightest color of soapstone?
Minas soapstone is what people go for when they want the look of old-time original soapstone. Minas soapstone is grey, one of the lightest soapstone varieties available with its light color coming from its high talc content.
How many different colors of soapstone are there?
Types of Soapstone. Architectural soapstone comes in three main color varieties: gray, blue, and green. Because soapstone is so much more consistent in color and look than granite, it does not really have consistent names across suppliers.
Can soapstone be colored?
Soapstone Countertops colors Unlike other mineral stones, soapstone comes in limited color options. Its typical color options are green, black, white, bluish gray, and gray. The veining of this stone is less compared to granite and marble. Its surface oxidizes when in contact with air so it darkens over time.
Is there a black soapstone?
Black Soapstone is the perfect blend of dark hues and classic veining, featuring a whimsical display of white patterning across a charcoal black background.
Why is my soapstone green?
Soapstone quarried from outside the United States can have a greenish cast that will naturally darken over time. The stone may appear to have a light greenish tinge, green veins or even a green background.
What color is soapstone when it is first mined?
The stone we use has a blue tint, sometimes appears green, but is basically gray with flecks and veins of lighter quartz interspersed. Soapstone turns to a darker charcoal color with use or when treated with mineral oil.
Does all soapstone turn black?
Over time, soapstone naturally darkens in color. However, some people opt to speed the darkening process along by using mineral oil. Once the oil has been applied, you can expect to see the colors change to a dark gray or even a black.
How do you identify soapstone?
Scratch the surface of the stone with your fingernail. Soapstone is very soft; it is assigned a rating of 2 on the Mohs Hardness Scale. This means that simply by drawing your fingernail across the surface of the stone you should be able to mark it.