Beautifying homes inside and out

Garden State Soapstone ™, Slate & Wood Countertops, is a small business with over 20 years of countertop experience. At Garden State Soapstone ™, we specialize in the fabrication and installation of all varieties of soapstone, slate and wood countertops. Unlike other stone retailers and installers, we represent quarries which supply only the highest quality soapstone located throughout Brazil, Virginia, USA (Alberene), and slate quarries in the USA, Brazil, and Portugal.

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The Original Soapstone Wax™/ Oil, and The Original Wood Wax™/ Oil

Our own all-natural, organic wax and oil for your soapstone or wood countertops. Eliminates the need for frequent upkeep, while accelerating and enhancing the natural beauty of soapstone and wood. Recommend by professionals.

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Soapstone & Slate Sinks

Our standard construction of our custom soapstone and custom slate sinks are Tounge and Groove (mitered)/Dado and epoxied together. The sink bottoms are pitched to a drain hole located at the sinks center or desired loction.

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See how we built this BIG custom 76″ x 22″ Churchill soapstone sink with built-in countertop!


What clients say

Thanks again for all the hard work you and Steve put into our counters. My wife and I have nothing but great things to say. The stone itself is beautiful. We love the fact that the counters are obviously hand-made because they are also obviously meticulously hand-made. We keep finding new details to appreciate, like… Continue reading Andrew
Garden State Soapstone ™ was a terrific find for me. Jay is a true craftsman, and a pleasure to work with. My countertops are absolutely beautiful. Jay takes a lot of pride in his work, and is a perfectionist. I highly recommend them.
Julie L.
“It is a rare delight to encounter true artisans in todays world of box stores and cut corners. Jay, you’re the real deal! We’re absolutely in love with our sink and looking forward to seeing it all come together.”
Courney S.
Thank you very much! This has been such a pleasant experience! Both my husband and I LOVE the soapstone.
Wanted to tell you how great the counters look! They are fantastic and exactly what I wanted for the kitchen. My builder Tom also loved them- I think you may have sold another customer! Thanks again for everything. Catherine- Chatham, NJ
I have an old house in Jersey City and wanted to do a kitchen that looked both 1930s and modern at the same time. I am tired of granite as you see it everywhere. I decieded on Soapstone as it is durable and very beautiful. I then checked out the websites for several places. Jay… Continue reading Cheryl L.
Cheryl L.
Thank you so much for the gorgeous soapstone and flawless install. My new guilty pleasure is staring at my kitchen counters. Althought the Reno isn’t yet finishes we’ve already received many comments in how beautiful the counters are. You were a pleasure to work with and, as promised, delivered a quality product. Thank you!!!
Christy Thompson
I am completley in LOVE, not only with my new soapstone countertops but with the quality of work hat Jay and his demonstrated from beginning to end. We contacted Jay about 3 weeks ago, he invited us to come check out his shop and learn about soapstone. We met with him, he quoted us a… Continue reading Dabra
Just wanted to say thank you and your team in making our Kitchen absoutely fabulous. Quick turnaround and professionalism was greatly appreciated. We will definately recommend Garden State Soapstone ™ to all our friends.
Jakub Erenc
We LOVE our soapstone counters! And the whole experience, start to finish, was so pleasant, professional and stress-free. As a post-script, when you left, our contractor, Don, said, “He really knows his stuff!” I wish I would have thought to take a photo of the new counters with you in it! I was eaiting for… Continue reading Janet
Many thanks to you and your assistant. The counters look spectacular, I couldn’t be more pleased. Your attention to detail and actually caring about your craft really shines through. Thank you so much!!
Lorin – Montclair, NJ
We will be very happy to publicly sing your praises- I love my new soapstone counters and can’t thank you enough for the beautiful job you did installing them for us. Your company was the only one I even considered and after having met you( and your sweet puppy) at your shop, I knew I… Continue reading Dolores
Ours was a small job. Galley kitchen. Two countertops and a sink. From start to finish it was a pleasure. The work is perfect and beautiful and Jay did exactly what he said he would do exactly when he said he would do it and at the exact cost he said it would be. And… Continue reading Houzz review
Houzz review
We have a beautiful new kitchen, but the soapstone countertops from Garden State Soapstone are the icing on the cake! My counters are stunning and Jay was a pleasure to work with. He was professional and educated me on soapstone before we decided on the slab. His attention to detail amazed me…. I could go… Continue reading Review on Houzz
Review on Houzz
This is the second custom piece Jay and his team has built for us, and just like last time, they did an impeccable and beautiful job! We had a beautiful custom desk built out of Cherokee marble with an ebonized wood frame and legs. Jay and his team worked with us to design the perfect… Continue reading Cherokee Marble Customized desk
Cherokee Marble Customized desk
We have completed 3 big projects with Jay over the past ten years and have been completely satisfied with the whole process. Most recently, he completed a soapstone countertop with a waterfall edge in a bonus room we added to our house. Throughout every project Jay and his team are creative, responsive and professional in… Continue reading Sarah C.
Sarah C.
We visited all of the local soapstone suppliers in the tri-state area and decided on Garden State Soapstone after meeting with Jay and seeing his selection of gorgeous stone. It was immediately clear that Jay was a hands-on professional who is passionate about his work and product. It was great dealing directly with Jay rather… Continue reading Soapstone kitchen counters
Soapstone kitchen counters
We visited all of the local soapstone suppliers in the tri-state area and decided on Garden State Soapstone after meeting with Jay and seeing his selection of gorgeous stone. It was immediately clear that Jay was a hands-on professional who is passionate about his work and product. It was great dealing directly with Jay rather… Continue reading Theresa
Jay just completed the fabrication and installation of my Pacific Soapstone countertops and custom sink and I couldn’t be more satisfied. He is a true artist in every sense of the word. He takes great pride in his work, keeps the lines of communication open, and follows through. It is evident that he knows and… Continue reading Pacific Soapstone Counter-top
Pacific Soapstone Counter-top
We give the highest recommendation to Jay Tauber. Our first project with Jay was a slate fireplace. The hard part of our request was honoring and incorporating some of the original stone work. The result was more than we had hoped for. Next project, Jay created and installed gorgeous floating wood shelves. We are thrilled… Continue reading Jay is a skilled professional
Jay is a skilled professional
Jay has beautiful soapstone and a wealth of knowledge about it. He asks about the design of the space so he can help you choose the best piece for your project. It was easy to communicate with Jay and he was extremely accommodating about working with our schedule and our contractors. Jay was both a… Continue reading Houzz Soapstone Countertop Review
Houzz Soapstone Countertop Review
Jay installed the countertops in our new kitchen – Old Dominion soapstone for the periphery and Cherokee marble for the peninsula – and he did an amazing job. He knows his stuff and is great to work with. Always professional, responsive and provides great advice. We thoroughly enjoyed working with him and never felt pressured… Continue reading Houzz Review – Soapstone & Marble
Houzz Review – Soapstone & Marble
Perfect! I applied the Soapstone wax over the weekend and love how I don’t have to wait to put my things back on the counter. I didn’t need to apply that much either – it seemed like I was just wasting it when I applied more. Great product! Kpow
Etsy store review – Soapstone Wax
We used Jay at Garden State Soapstone for several projects in our house. From Our beautiful soapstone island and countertops to our gorgeous custom dining table and breakfast bar. He’s very professional and understood what we were looking for. He worked with us every step of the way, double checked our measurements and made sure… Continue reading Several Successful house projects with Jay
Several Successful house projects with Jay
Jay is amazing to work with and his work is impeccable. He manufactured one of a kind trough sink for us that is a masterpiece in our bathroom. He’s very responsive and provides excellent advice. Would absolutely recommend working with Jay.