Soapstone bathroom vanities are increasingly the material of choice for people looking for an eye-catching element of design versatile enough to blend in with traditional, eclectic and contemporary decor. Soapstone has a unique warmth and timeless quality, while also offering exceptional resistant to staining from makeup, clothing dyes, oils and other products commonly found in a bathroom. Since it’s more pliable and easy to carve that natural stones such as granite and marble, it’s optimal for more complex designs that call for custom fabrication.
Quality made and well-cared for soapstone vanity sinks will last a lifetime. It’s both non-porous and non-absorbent and is particularly resistant to heat. Being on the softer end of the spectrum of natural countertop surfaces, you will see minor signs of wear over time. However, scratches can be buffed out, and even chips and gouges are relatively easy to repair. Or you can choose to leave the worn surface as is to create a unique natural patina.
What You Need to Know About Natural Soapstone Vanities
Made from quarried stone that includes chlorite, magnesite and dolomite, soapstone also typically contains a significant amount of talc which gives it a powdery look and feel that’s attractive to many but not ideal for others. Natural soapstone vanities also come in a more limited variety of colors than other materials coming in varying shades of grey and green some with intense marbling.
As previously stated, soapstone is not very hard, so it is susceptible to minor damage — but that can be an advantage as it’s more pliable and less brittle. Its relatively low price and show-stopping aesthetic appeal and practicality are reasons it’s been used for ages and continues to be a favorite among home and business owners alike.
Maintaining Soapstone Bathroom Vanities
Caring for soapstone sinks and countertops is as simple as it gets. Daily maintenance often only requires wiping the surface down with a damp cloth or paper towel. Since soapstone is impervious to acids and alkalis, just about any general household cleaner will do.
Another bonus is natural soapstone vanities do not need to be resealed. However, you can treat the surface with mineral oil for a darkening effect that conceals most imperfection and causes the white veining of the slab to stand out visually.
Buying Soapstone Vanities From Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile
We can customize soapstone to all different shapes, sizes, curves and contours for bathroom sink vanities. You provide your project specifications, and our experienced team will analyze your needs to deliver an accurate price estimate. Once plans are approved, we offer a seamless process and fast turnaround on soapstone vanities tailored to your needs and ready to install.
The price of soapstone vanity sinks varies based on the size and molding requirements. The base price ranges from $88 to $120 per square foot including fabrication and installation.
If you’re considering soapstone vanities in Harrisburg, PA or anywhere in Central Pennsylvania, get in touch with the experts at Lesher Natural Stone, Quartz, & Tile today. Give us a call, contact us online or stop in to see us at our showroom to request more information and a free quote.