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Why Homeowners Need to Know About Soapstone

Thursday December, 2016

Soapstone is the Perfect Material for Homes Soapstone is becoming more and more common for households. It’s a natural stone that seems to fit perfectly with every style and every design. Neutral tones with subtle veining characteristics add an element of timeless elegance that doesn’t draw attention to itself, but never goes unnoticed. Because no… Continue reading Why Homeowners Need to Know About Soapstone

Advantages of Natural Stone

Saturday September, 2016

When it comes to soapstone and slate, we love natural stone. At Garden State Soapstone ™, we pride ourselves in our selection of beautiful soapstone and slate, custom-fabricated for your home. We recommend natural stone for a variety of reasons, from the subtle characteristics and textures that it adds to a home, to its versatility… Continue reading Advantages of Natural Stone

Garden State Soapstone ™’s Churchill Soapstone

Thursday September, 2016

Churchill Countertops: Traditional, Sustainable Soapstone Churchill Soapstone, from the Alberene quarry in Virginia, is one of our customers’ favorite soapstones. Although it’s slightly harder than other soapstones, Churchill soapstone is a traditional variety of soapstone. Instead of a 2.5, it sits at a 3.0-a 3.5 on the Mohs scale. When untreated, it has a light… Continue reading Garden State Soapstone ™’s Churchill Soapstone

Why Slate Countertops? 10 Facts

Thursday August, 2016

When it comes to countertops, slate is growing in popularity. It’s no surprise: slate is a consumer-friendly, natural stone that’s quarried locally. With a variety of colors from grey and green to red and mottled purple, it presents a wide range of selections for home renovations. Here are 10 facts about slate countertops you should… Continue reading Why Slate Countertops? 10 Facts

Is Soapstone Sustainable?

Friday June, 2016

We love soapstone for a variety of reasons. But mostly, because it’s a sustainable material. Soapstone has been used for centuries, primarily for cooking, due to its heat resistant properties. Primarily composed of talc, magnate, and chlorite, it occurs naturally. In terms of hardness, it ranges from a 2.5 to a 5.0 on the Mohs… Continue reading Is Soapstone Sustainable?

HGTV Green Home: Enter to Win!

Monday May, 2011

Green Homes with HGTV HGTV has an opportunity for you to win their Green Home of 2011.  It’s a custom built, modern prairie style, fully furnished, eco-friendly home located in Denver CO – worth almost $700,000. The home also includes local artwork and funishings, and engineered hardwood flooring.  Enter twice a day through June 2, 2011! Enter… Continue reading HGTV Green Home: Enter to Win!