Soapstone Joy w/ Flush Cooktop -via Florida Joshua

duttyJanuary 13, 2014

I just had to share the amazing job "Florida Joshua" did with my soapstone counters. They are just divine. You can tell how much he loves what he does and he has passion for the material unlike some of the other trades that have been in my house! I feel blessed that he lives so close to me that I was able to accomplish this all. We even put it in our laundry room we love it so much!

If you happen to read this - THANKS AGAIN, JOSHUA! :)

Prep Sink:

Kitchen Sink area with Blanco Silgranit II:

Laundry Sink:

Joshua oiling everything up:

Flush set induction cooktop (I wouldn't have trusted anyone but Joshua to do this!):

Ignore what seem to be "crunchy" edges- he didn't oil the edges because he knew painters and cabinet guys may still need to tape off:

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sjhockeyfan325

I have no idea who Florida Joshua is, but that looks like beautiful work and your kitchen looks great.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 11:57PM
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leela4

Your soapstone looks beautiful. I sure wish we had Florida Joshua out here in the PNW once in a while.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 12:20AM
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cat_mom

Oh, that is going to be one awesome kitchen when finished! Those expanses of soapstone alone.....!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 12:33AM
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firstmmo

The legend of Florida Josh lives on!!!
It looks amazing and I can't wait for the final reveal. This is going to be a kitchen I bookmark and hold in my files for a long time....divine :)

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 1:49AM
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smiling

Simply spectacular! So glad to hear that he continues to do the perfectionist work for which he is justly famous. Congratulations.

What are your plans for that interesting stack of six shallow depth drawers in that wall cabinet? I'm intrigued. Thanks.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 7:20AM
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muskokascp

I don't have to tell you how lucky you are to have Florida Joshua in your area. Your kitchen looks stunning!! Can't wait to see more as it all comes together.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 8:32AM
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romy718

Beautiful soapstone & your kitchen looks like it's going to be awesome.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 9:29AM
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Mags438

Absolutely beautiful!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 10:15AM
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mom2sulu

Please continue posting progress of your kitchen. I love it!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 10:18AM
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ppbenn

How does one contact this Florida Joshua and what soapstone variety exactly is that?!?! Just stunning!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 1:37PM
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dutty

Thank you, all, so very much for chiming in. I'm just really excited about the soapstone because it was all originally spec'd as white marble and then I fell in love with black soapstone... go figure! The soapstone is Barroca. I liked it because it is really black without green undertones.

Florida Joshua is his user name here on Gardenweb but his company name is Creative Soapstone in Punta Gorda, FL. I'll attach the link.

And, for everyone with questions about the kitchen/cabinets... stay tuned. I have a separate thread for that in the works. I meant to post it ages ago but this building stuff has me busy busy busy. :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Creative Soapstone

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 2:11PM
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chicagoans

Wow that stone is a knockout! Just gorgeous!

I saw your exterior on the building forum and your house is absolutely fantastic. I love the board and batten and the red with the white.

So happy for you that everything is turning out so beautifully.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 5:57PM
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Trebruchet

Very nice. He's less than an hour from me.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 6:46PM
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sis2two

He is the best for sure. He refinished ours when he made a trip up north and was passing through Virginia. He is such a nice person as well!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 7:50PM
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mom2sulu

Would you mind sharing the dimensions of your island? It is awesome!

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 7:51PM
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dutty

Yeah - he is a very nice person! And you have to appreciate a true craftsman... they seem very few and far between down here in Florida but he definitely is one.

mom2sulu - The island is roughly 5 x 10. :)

    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 8:19PM
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mom2sulu

Thank you for the dimension! I just read about your Ikea cabinets....I am amazed! Your kitchen is going to be one fantastic place to cook!

Please continue with the posts. We can't wait to see the end results.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2014 at 7:19AM
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