Zillow Advice: Home Improvement - Soapstone Counters http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate I would also compare local ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ I would also compare local pricing between the two stones. Heres a good link - <strong><a href="http://www.construction-bids.com/glass-countertops.php" rel="nofollow">http://www.construction-bids.com/glass-countertops.php</a></strong> for local pricing.<br/>Soapstone is going to be the softer of the two stones. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 21:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ 2012-10-08T21:53:00Z I am learning the ins &amp; ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ <p>I am learning the ins &amp; outs of woodworking so I can possibly build my own cabinets.&nbsp; I think something "craftsman-looking" with that dark grey soapstone would look sweet here and a matching set across the room:</p><p><img src="http://images2.zillow.com/is/image/i0/i0/i5779/IS10x8t5gprt603.jpg?op_sharpen=1&amp;qlt=90&amp;size=250,300" imagetype="8" uploadtype="new" imageid="X1-IA10x8t5gpt7qfl_ku3k3"/></p> Fri, 12 Dec 2008 14:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ 2008-12-12T14:04:00Z To clarify, that was not ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ <p>To clarify, that was not my personal link...just a good one!</p><p>Regarding the flat screen, I am currently doing a large project and we are in the Kitchen/Family Room phase. Its a big house, and the kitchen opens to the Family room and a morning room area. The client is requesting two flat screens in his Family Room. One in the normal place to put a TV (a custom built-in I am designing) and one over the Family Room fireplace so my client can watch TV while cooking. These two flat screens will be, oh, about, four feet from each other, (on different walls). I am almost positive he would want one in the kitchen, but there is no wall space. We have a stone backsplash that meets the high base cabinetry and the morning room is all windows that look out to his view. So, yeah....this client, essentially, is putting in an additional TV so he can see it from the kitchen when he cooks.</p> Fri, 12 Dec 2008 10:15:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ 2008-12-12T10:15:00Z J Steinberg,I noticed one ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ <p>J Steinberg,</p><p>I noticed one of the kitchens in your link had a big flat screen.&nbsp; Is that request common?</p> Thu, 11 Dec 2008 19:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ 2008-12-11T19:38:00Z Bungalow,The soapstone when ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ <p>Bungalow,</p><p>The soapstone when priced out was outrageous so I went with a Silestone limestone look with a subway tile backsplash.&nbsp; The island has matching cupboards with a walnut top.&nbsp; I believe I still stayed true to the vintage of the house yet opened up the space a bit.&nbsp;&nbsp; There is still quite a bit of finishing work to do before completition.&nbsp; I will post a picture as soon as complete.</p> Thu, 11 Dec 2008 19:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ 2008-12-11T19:34:00Z I know this is an old post, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ <p>I know this is an old post, but in case there are more people searching for Soapstone, here is a <a href="http://www.kitchendesignnotes.com/2007/09/are-you-thinking-about-soap-stone.html" rel="nofollow"><em><strong>good link</strong></em></a>. The type you would use for your kitchen (or any home application, for that matter) is not the feeble material many of you think it is. It is, actually, one of the more perfect kitchen counter materials around!</p><p>In case the link does not work:</p><p>http://www.kitchendesignnotes.com/2007/09/are-you-thinking-about-soap-stone.html</p> Thu, 11 Dec 2008 19:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ 2008-12-11T19:00:00Z Hey there adios...what did ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ <p>Hey there adios...what did you decide to go with? It would be great to see some pics!&nbsp; I just saw a link today on a stunning kitchen remodel in an old house.&nbsp; They had the soapstone &amp; it was gorgeous! (sigh...mine's old funky 80's somethingorother)</p> Thu, 11 Dec 2008 17:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ 2008-12-11T17:50:00Z Remember, soapstone can be ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ <p>Remember, soapstone can be scratched by a fingernail. It's very soft.</p> Fri, 15 Aug 2008 01:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ 2008-08-15T01:23:00Z Here is a helpful article ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ <p>Here is a helpful article that I found on <a href="http://www.greenandsave.com/articles/kitchen_countertops_and_backsplashes/soapstone_countertop_maintenance.html" rel="nofollow">Soapstone Countertops</a></p> Sun, 10 Aug 2008 23:25:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ 2008-08-10T23:25:00Z For an unbiased view and ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ <p>For an unbiased view and information on your choices of stone, go to <a href="http://www.stoneworld.com" rel="nofollow">www.stoneworld.com</a> and do a search on what you're considering.&nbsp; Soapstone has a great feel and patinas out with time but it does stain and is very, very soft, meaning it scratches. Kitchen counters receive the hardest wear of any counter top in your home. Be aware of the draw backs.&nbsp; Some designers will chose a product such as this without recognizing the practicality or the functionality of the area being considered.&nbsp; Just know it's limitations and if all is out on the table, so to speak, you know what you're getting from the start. As far as 3x6 subway tiles go, they're usually priced by the square foot unless you're looking at a big box store. Avoid tile there...a lot of seconds and closeouts are carried by those guys. Pricing out&nbsp;a 3x6 tile from say DalTile would run you under $8 sq. ft. which comes to $1 each. Look even at hand made wire cut 3x6's from Gainey Tile out of Sonoma California , (<a href="http://www.gaineytile.com" rel="nofollow">www.gaineytile.com</a>), and you will still be under $24 sq. ft. , which is $3 each. Good luck.</p> Sun, 10 Aug 2008 05:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Soapstone-Counters/35550/ 2008-08-10T05:04:00Z