Finnish Soapstone is a metamorphic rock composed of approximately 50% talc and 50% magnesite. One might think of it as a stubborn companion. It endures extremely harsh conditions without complaining. It can withstand the bitter cold of the artic, the extreme heat and humidity of the tropics, the grueling hot sun, acid rain or the smoke-filled air of industrial areas. It possesses a phenomenal acid and alkali tolerance. Talc makes the soapstone easily workable and magnetite makes it tough and durable. In America soapstone was widely used in the 19th century for sinks, washtubs and counter tops. It has now become the new trend in high-end homes. The beauty, consistency and durability of the Finnish Soapstone we offer is unrivaled. It is close – grained, even toned, wonderfully dense and easy to work. The slabs are closely dimensioned and carefully shaped. Finnish Soapstone is elegant, unique and surprisingly affordable.