is a list of questions that have come from different clients. If there
are any others you would like answered - go to our "Contact
Us" page and we will get back to you.
is the soapstone from?
is located in Quebec, Canada.
the samples I've seen resemble my countertop?
is a product of nature and the differences are never ending. Every piece
of stone is unique, however it's impossible to really differentiate one
slab of soapstone to the next. In the same way that a hardwood floor is
consistent in appearance, it is a composition of unique pieces that naturally
come together. The same holds true for a soapstone counter. Unfortunately,
selecting individual counter sections is not possible.
can ship a small piece of soapstone and some mineral oil to you. Please
use our contact form to provide us with the shipping address. A small
fee may apply.
are soapstone counters?
countertop is solid rock that will last many lifetimes. It is so dense that
it allows nothing to penetrate it, not even bacteria. It is impossible
to stain. Heat will not affect it; it's used to build fireplaces. Apart from the initial treatment with
mineral oil and the occasional wiping with the oil the countertops no
heard that you can scratch it?
will scratch when you try and it will scratch accidentally. The beauty
of soapstone is that with a simple wipe with mineral oil, the small scratches
are gone. If the scratch is more intense, a light sanding and mineral
oil will be required. I have experienced many products in my twenty years
building custom homes and I can honestly say that soapstone is a product
that lasts forever with very little maintenance. Use it like we do - see
does it take to install?
We can install
most counters in a day - two for larger kitchens. The counters are made
in advance and it's usually an eight-hour installation. We frequently
return the next day for a follow up look.
should we schedule the work or receive the soapstone shipment?
If we are
installing your countertops in the Ottawa, Montreal or Toronto areas,
allow four weeks from the date we order the soapstone to installation. If
you are receiving a shipment of our soapstone, allow four to six weeks. Please
remember every order is custom cut for each job. When you
have exact drawings available - send them to us via fax or email, that way
the stone will be available for your installation.
you recommend another type of stone?
type of counter we install is soapstone, so we are certainly biased. The
one thing that I have noticed over the years is that people who prefer
a stone without the shine are naturally drawn to soapstone.
know of any other soapstone counter companies?
Yes we do
- and here they are - if you find others - tell us and we'll include them
Vila with kitchen counter advice