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(Musings of a Stone Designer)

Saturday, June 14 2014
 

 
 


*As someone from the "I love soapstone" camp, I found this article to be very interesting...though my experience has not been identical to the author's. Personally, from the beginning, I have chosen to oil my stone regularly. But I do love how it looks as it begins to dry out. I love how the oil enhances the veining, making it a "soft" black (nothing like a black granite--more like the black found in nature) and then looks more and more stone-like as it fades and ages. I guess I would have to echo what many of our customers have told me: "I can't decide if I like my countertops best when it has been freshly oiled or at any stage as it dries out."
 
Unlike the author, I would  have the urge to rub out the blotchiness around the sink pictured in her article. Still, I stand firmly in my camp. I love soapstone. Rather than live with blotchiness, I would simply add a touch of oil. The oiling seems like no trouble at all to me. Besides, it needs less and less as time goes on. And I am highly motivated by the beauty, character, and authenticity it adds to the stone, and therefore, to my home.
 
Regarding one's feelings about soapstone, I agree that there are two camps; however, in my opinion, the "I love soapstone" group needs to be subdivided into 2 smaller camps. The "I love soapstone as it is" sub-camp, and the "I love soapstone in every stage, especially as it evolves to develop a stunning patina that keeps getting better, and I am happy to oil it to help make that happen sooner" sub-camp. Admittedly, we from sub-camp #2 may be a tad bit more finicky than those from the first group.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Remodeling and Home Design

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz
Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz
Pete & Marlene Wukusick in Batesville, IN on Houzz

Pete & Marlene Wukusick, owners

Natural Stone & the Green Movement  Countertop selection is often the first place people look to when opting to go green. Natural stone (especially Soapstone) is a top choice for the environmentally-friendly. 
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20157 Five Point Road
 Batesville, IN 47006
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