What should soapstone be finished to?

texaspennyMarch 23, 2013

We are having Anasazi soapstone installed in a few weeks. It's not very common here, but the fabricator we're using has done a few soapstone jobs. Is there a certain finish the soapstone should be sanded to? I think they're planning to just cut as needed, but keep the top the way it comes from Dorado. Is that right or should there be sanding of the top too?

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eleena

Call Dorado.

I wouldn't rely solely on the fabricator's opinion.

After reading several threads about SS surfaces not done right, I called the company who imports the one I am getting and they told me to use 80-100 grit for the surface to be "user-friendly".

Several folks here recommended "Florida Joshua" as a great source of info but IDK if he would consult on a stone that is not "his".

GL!

This post was edited by eleena on Sat, Mar 23, 13 at 21:02

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texaspenny

Thanks! I'll try calling Dorado tomorrow. The soapstone fabrication is the one thing I'm really worried about. We're also using it as a 2cm backplash in some areas.

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cookncarpenter

It can be finished to almost anything you like. A lot depends on the softness/hardness of your particular stone. I took my Mariana to a 320/400 wet for a more velvet look

    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 11:06PM
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