This completely natural surface has a lot of distinctive benefits that you won?t find in rivals such as marble, quartz and granite. Along with these amazing benefits also come various cons that you should know about before taking the plunge and making an investment in a new counter. Beautiful farmhouse style sink made of soapstone.We have put forth every effort to bring forward all of the pros and cons so that you can make a truly informed opinion about the new addition to your kitchen. Soapstone pros There are a lot of reasons why you should seriously consider this work surface for your kitchen including the following: Durability Aesthetic value Workability Density A healthier choice Environmentally friendly Textures available Return on investment Cost effectiveness How it ages Aesthetic value When it comes to any soapstone countertops, no 2 slabs are ever the same. The one that you have decorating your kitchen will never be duplicated in any other home. Your countertop will become a personal treasure and will grow on you as it ages. The color of the stone can vary depending on the area that is coming from. The colors can range from an almost pale green to a light gray and if you choose a slab that comes from Brazil, you?ll often see the same type of veining that you?d find in fine marble. You?ll have the option of applying mineral oil to soapstone countertops to darken the look or you can keep it looking natural and avoid the oiling process completely. Mineral oil does not have to be applied and you?ll have the choice between a lighter and a darker countertop based on your own personal preference. It?s natural beauty makes it blend in perfectly with older traditional homes and cottage style houses but you?ll find it also appearing in higher-end luxury homes.