Friday, August 14, 2009

waterspots on soapstone

Have enjoyed reading Q & A on your site, but didn't see any to answer mine.
We recently installed soapstone in our 85 year old home kitchen. We love the look and think it "fits" better than granite. We spent quite a bit of time researching it and talking with people about it. No one mentioned, however, that around the sink area where there is a lot of "water activity", the stone goes back to its natural gray color after a day or two of regular kitchen use. I don't know if after oiling it a million times it finally will stop, or is this going to be an ongoing "problem"? I could see it if you let water sit for a long time, but this is not the case. I've read of using a stone sealer on it, although they also say a sealer will not seal soapstone as there is nothing to seal, but will it give it a protection for longer than a day or two? Noone ever mentions the water problem, which makes me wonder.....

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