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Jul 7, 2023Liked by W Design Collective

We are building a house in the mountains in North Carolina. We are planning on using soapstone and really appreciate your insight and knowing how it’s holding up 3 years in.

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Jul 7, 2023Liked by W Design Collective

Just letting you know that I have had soapstone in my remodeled kitchen and laundry room for 17 years now and I absolutely LOVE it!! We are building a second home now in the Sierras and I will definitely be using it again. I honestly can't think of a downside, except perhaps the fact that it obviously doesn't come in different colors. But that is more than offset by it's easy of care, heat-resistance and beauty. Highly recommend!!

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Jul 7, 2023Liked by W Design Collective

Thanks for info I may consider in the future. I recently did my countertop in quartz concrete and bon ami is the only thing that takes out stains so maybe that’s more common than I thought . yours is authentic and more beautiful of course!!

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Oct 28, 2023Liked by W Design Collective

Hello! Thank you so much! Can you also share the colors of your white cabinets and the colored cabinets?

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Oct 11, 2023Liked by W Design Collective

Hi Marianne! I really enjoyed this post, it was what drew me to your Substack page. I am curious what thickness your countertops are? I’m looking at soapstone slabs now and it seems like most are 3cm but I’m curious if yours are 2cm? Thank you!

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Aug 13, 2023Liked by W Design Collective

Thanks for the insight! We are restoring a historic house in Ohio and soapstone is the look we want but we need to know what we’re in for. Would you mind sharing what tile you used for the backsplash?

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Aug 2, 2023Liked by W Design Collective

We used a honed Nero Mist granite which is similar to the Virginia Mist mentioned and it looks great. It looks way better than examples I’ve seen online. I wanted soapstone, but was worried I would obsess over the scratches.

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Jul 25, 2023Liked by W Design Collective

I design for a homebuilder and we just sold a home with a soapstone kitchen. It’s beautiful, (I mean the day it was delivered, several trades people stopped what they were doing to look at it) but it’s misunderstood. I had to explain oiling vs not oiling to our superintendent over and over and every time water gets on it, he thinks it’s “stained.” Boy I’ve had my hands full, but it’s worth it!

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Jul 11, 2023Liked by W Design Collective

We’re doing a new build on SLC and we’re doing soapstone in the kitchen surround and bar. Love how it is used in science labs and now my kitchen ❤️

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Hi! I have another question about your soapstone: did you seal it? And also, did you do an initial application of mineral oil and then choose not to re-oil it or did you opt out of oiling entirely? I am looking at soapstone slabs for my kitchen right now and the slab sales person keeps pushing oiling. Thank you in advance!

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