Soapstone is back in style and is a great option for a traditional, classic kitchen countertop. Soapstone has been used for centuries in countertops, fireplaces, and tiling throughout the world. Its milky appearance gives it a rustic feel when compared with the timeless and elegant look of granite or marble. Soapstone is available in a range of grey tones from light to dark with very subtly veining which enhances the beauty of countertops. Unlike other natural stones, soapstone countertops do not require yearly sealing but regular application of mineral oil to add sheen and deepen the stone’s color over time.