Soapstone

Ceramic Tile vs. Soapstone

Soapstone is optimal for kitchen and bathroom counter tops in Caldwell, ID.  Soapstone is also used for backsplashes, floors, fireplaces and sinks in Caldwell, ID.  It is a metamorphic rock composed of quartz, talc, and other minerals. Soapstone is made when the movement of tectonic plates causes a dramatic change in pressure and heat. Our soapstone pieces usually range from light to dark grey tones. Its characteristic veining gives soapstone a unique, yet classic look.

Many people in Caldwell ID are surprised to find out that soapstone is not slippery when wet.  Perhaps their surprise comes because the name suggests slippery soap.  However, soapstone is unique in that it does not get slippery when it’s wet, so it is safe for floors.  You can use soapstone wherever you would normally use ceramic tile.  However, natural stone is more durable than ceramic tile, so it is usually a better choice.  Ceramic tile can be very slippery when wet, so it is often not as good a choice as soapstone.

Soapstone and Ceramic Tile in Caldwell ID

Soapstone is naturally durable and non-porous, which makes it great for any room in the home, especially good for counter tops and sinks. Since soapstone doesn’t get slippery when it’s wet, it is great for floors, too. Plus, it naturally feels warmer to your feet than other stones, which is a big plus during the winters in Caldwell, ID.  Ceramic tile is another good choice for many reasons, but it is not as durable or as warm on the feet as soapstone.

Please come in and see our selection of soapstone counter tops, ceramic tile, and natural stone tiles.  We would love to help you in making the choice for your home design needs.

To see our huge selection of ceramic tile, countertops, and natural stone tile in Caldwell ID, come on down to Tile Outlet, located on the Nampa/Caldwell Blvd. across from D&B Supply.  We’d love to see you.  208-453-8453.

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