Brazilian Soapstone? Anyone have it or regret it?
I could really use some great advise, as I just can't seem to choose between Absolute black honed granite or soapstone. I live near Seattle and the only soapstone available is gray or green from Brazil. The sample I have chips and scratches easily but it doesn't look very pollished or "finnished". It's just a beat up sample which makes it difficult to see it in it's glory. I have seen the slab in person though and it looks much better. I have heard more bad things about the absolute black honed granite than bad things about soapstone. I have 3 kids and it will get lots of wear and tear. I don't mind the scratches, as I have tested the sanding and oiling and it comes out almost invisable. I am worried about the chipping. Has anyone had soapstone for a few years with it still looking great? All and any advise and pics would be greatly appreciated.