Soapstone for fireplace hearth?
I want to replace the ugly ceramic floor tiles that make up the hearth in front of the fireplace.
I found what looks like a pretty piece of malibu green, which from what I'm reading is not actually soapstone, but serpentine. I have no idea what the heck that is. it's a wood burning fireplace with a box that is rather low to the ground, with only a few inches of vents between the box and the floor. The current hearth is carpet level and just rests on the plywood subfloor, so I assume that the soapstone would be fine, but I know little about these materials.
Lastly, can this stone be finished with chiseled edges?