Soapstone Sink

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is A Soapstone Sink?
It's a natural stone sink - a rock that is shaped into the form of a sink.

This stone is quarried mainly in Brazil but also found in India, Finland and the USA (Virginia).

Soapstone is a durable, good looking, heat & stain proof natural stone that requires very little maintenance.

It's also impervious to acids & alkalis.

Soapstone is a softer stone when compared to granite or marble.

This means it scratches easier. This also means that scratches are usually pretty easy to fix.

Soapstone sinks fall into two categories:

  • Slab Sinks
  • Block Sinks

Slab Sinks
Slab sinks are constructed from slabs of soapstone. They are custom cut and attached at the corners which is why the corners are square instead of rounded.

They come in standard sizes but can still be customized per your dimensions. Slab sinks are less expensive.

Block Sinks
Block sinks are carved from a single block of soapstone. These sinks usually have rounded corners. There are no seams and they can be pretty pricey.

What Colors And Styles Are Available?
A soapstone sink comes in a variety of colors and styles. Soapstones usually a dark green, sometimes blue or charcoal gray. The stone develops a patina and darkens over time. In some stones, veining is prominent and in others, non existent.

Unoiled Soapstone Sink

Some Different Styles of Soapstone Sinks:

  • Apron Front
  • Deep Laundry Tubs
  • Double Bowls
  • Single Bowls
  • Triple Bowls
  • Troughs
  • Vessels

Depending on the style you choose, soapstone sinks are mounted under your counter, on top of your counter or even part way in your counter. They can even be flush mounted with a soapstone countertop integrating drain boards.

How Do I Clean My Soapstone Sink?
Clean your sink frequently with soap and water. Actually, any household cleaner will do. Harsher chemicals won't hurt your sink but they may remove any mineral oil.

To Add Luster -
Mineral Oil enhances the luster and color of your soapstone. Once the oil is applied, your stone looks deeper and darker... the veins pop.

More On Mineral Oil:
Mineral oil is used to enhance your stone evenly. It is applied more frequently after a fresh install and then tapers down to about once a month or when needed. You don't have to use mineral oil - your choice.

Can I Set A Hot Pot In My Sink?
Yes. Soapstone is heat proof! There is soapstone cookware, mantles, hearths, pizza griddles, and EVEN firebox liners!

Should I Seal My Sink?
Soapstone sinks are non porous - sealing is not needed.

Will My Sink Stain?

Add Shine

Erase Scratches

Get Rid of Mold and Mildew

Get Rid of
Mold & Mildew
Repair Etch Marks

Etch Marks


Here's MORE Sink STUFF:

  • Heat resistant, impervious to acids & alkalis, easy to clean and easy to maintain. Blanco sinks are colored all the way through and resistant to scratching, chipping and most household stains.
  • This easy care sink is made from granite stone chemically polymerized with resin. Tons of colors, styles and configurations available at great prices!
  • Looking for a neutral decor and love natural stone? A solid piece of rock called travertine might just be what you're looking for!

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