SWANSBORO

1661 Highway 58

Swansboro, NC 28584

252.393.2457

582 McCarthly Blvd.

NEW BERN

New Bern, NC 28562

252.635.1059

MOREHEAD CITY

4862 Arendell Street

Morehead City, NC 28584

252.222.4565

People who ask for soapstone usually have had or at least seen it before. It has a warm, earthy feel, usually a dark green color and a honed or leathered finish. Soapstone has a unique "bar of soap" feel that is derived from the high talc content of the stone.

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Some people are turned off by the prospect of soapstone because "experts" advice on all the maintenance the stone requires. Not true. On new installations a coat of mineral spirits is applied to the tops and usually in three month intervals after that for the first year. Applying the mineral spirits requires only a few minutes and is applied with a clean rag.

Soapstone