Lately, we've been fielding an unusual amount of inquires about soapstone countertops. Soapstone is an elegant and sophisticated choice for interior-design elements countertops.  In addition to its aesthetics qualities, soapstone is impenetrable, bacteria resistant, and has the best thermal properties of all natural materials.  That is why you may remember soapstone in your high school chemistry lab if you haven't already blocked chemistry completely out of your memory. Soapstone generally comes from two places.  Most of the soapstone you see on comes from Brazil which tends to have a "greenish" tone, the other place is right here in The Commonwealth.  The Alberene Soapstone Company was founded in 1888, is the only remaining producer of American soapstone.  Alberene soapstone tends to have more "greyish" veins and [...]