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Our Stones

Here, we provide you with insights, tips, and expert advice to guide you through the intricate details of soapstone, quartzite, marble, and granite. From understanding the unique characteristics of each stone to discovering the artistry behind our specialty, soapstone, we invite you to explore the world of exquisite countertops. Empower your decision-making process, unleash your creativity, and discover the enduring beauty that our handcrafted stone countertops bring to your living spaces.

Four Beautiful Options

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At The Stone Studio, we take pride in our specialty – soapstone countertops. Crafted with precision and passion, soapstone stands out for its unique, matte finish and distinctive veining. This metamorphic rock, expertly fashioned by our artisans, offers a timeless, rustic charm that defines the character of your space. With its dense and heat-resistant properties, a soapstone countertop from The Stone Studio is not just a surface; it's a work of art that brings enduring beauty and functionality to your kitchen or bathroom.

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Marble countertops are synonymous with luxury and refinement. This metamorphic rock, characterized by its soft veining and lustrous appearance, adds a timeless and classic touch to any space. While marble is more porous than other stones, proper sealing ensures its durability, creating a stunning focal point in kitchens and bathrooms.

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Quartzite countertops are a blend of elegance and durability. This metamorphic rock, primarily composed of quartz crystals, boasts a stunning array of colors and patterns. Quartzite is prized for its hardness and resistance to heat, making it a popular choice for those seeking a sophisticated and long-lasting countertop solution.

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Granite countertops are a symbol of enduring beauty and strength. As an igneous rock, granite is formed through the cooling of molten magma, resulting in a durable and resilient surface. With an extensive range of colors and patterns, granite is not only visually striking but also resistant to scratches and heat, making it a top choice for both aesthetics and functionality.

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Leaders in Soapstone

Renowned for its enduring beauty and quality, soapstone brings timeless elegance to your home! From subtle to striking, a variety of patterns and textures can be found in the different types of soapstone available. Usually found in deep colors ranging from shades of green to gray or black, most  varieties of soapstone naturally darken with age. Applying mineral oil to the stone, however, speeds up this process, adding a patina while enhancing the beauty of its color and veining patterns. Soapstone is a unique stone often praised for its character as well as its density. It is impossible to stain, easy to maintain, and simple to repair, making it a very practical stone for use in your home.

Caring for Soapstone

What Makes Soapstone Special?

Soapstone is a natural material with a unique look and feel.

  • It is unlike granite, marble, limestone or quartzite in that it is completely non-porous.

  • There is no need to seal or treat the surface of soapstone because it is not affected by chemicals or food stains.

  • Soapstone has a naturally "honed" finish. Without a highly polished surface, fingerprints don't show.

  • Versatile soapstone lends itself to rustic, traditional, or contemporary styles, but it is also at home in modern or minimal settings. It is available in smooth or leathered finishes.

Establishing a Patina

Apply mineral oil to quicken the darkening process on your newly installed countertop.  In order to keep this look, we recommend reapplying the oil every week or so, for the first several months.  After the stone begins to establish a patina, apply oil as needed to maintain the desired color.


To apply the mineral oil, you will need only a paper towel or soft cloth.  After oiling, any excess oil can be removed by wiping the treated surface with a wet cloth if desired.  Please note, mineral oil doesn’t seal or protect the stone. It is only used to enhance the color and inherent natural veining characteristics and crystallization detail of the stone. 


Clean daily with a mild dish soap.  For a deep clean, any cleaning product can be used without harming the stone.  Keep in mind, if cleaning with harsh chemicals, much of the mineral oil will be stripped from the stone and will need to be reapplied.


Contact us for do-it-yourself soapstone restoration tips, or to provide this service professionally.

Natural Stone Care for Marble, Quartzite, and Granite

  • Blot spills quickly, before they penetrate the surface.

  • Use a mild dish or hand soap, or a specially developed stone soap to clean.

  • Dry the surface with a soft cloth to avoid streaks.

  • Avoid exposure to oil, alcohol, vinegar, and citrus, as well as acidic chemicals or harsh cleansers.

  • Periodically seal, if necessary. If drops of water sprinkled on the stone surface no longer bead up, it is time to reseal. We recommend you begin watching for signs after a year, although some stone will not need resealed for many years.

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