Cost Comparison: Soapstone vs. Granite
We're in the process of building a new Craftsman Style home in the Pacific Northwest and EVERYONE around here does Granite. I'd love to do something "different".
My husband is a project manager for a flooring contractor and has never had a client ask for soapstone (mostly granite, Silestone, etc...), so he's unsure of it. He's sold on granite, but hesitiates when I mention soapstone. I'm putting together my case but have no idea what the cost comparison would be. I can't ask him to research it, because I've already discovered he's biased.
I've told him there are people on this website that have a love affair with their soapstone, and I want one too!
Thanks for any insight you can offer in advance.
I should also mention I'm aware of the price levels of granite based on the rarity, fabrication, etc... I'm assuming, these same price levels will be in affect for Soapstone as well as far as rarity, difficulty in fabrication.