Has anyone lived with leathered soapstone...if so, any issues? Any issues keeping it looking like you bought it(aside from some character-induced flaws from normal wear)?
I'm leaning toward soapstone for the kitchen countertops & windows sills and looked at a number of slabs yesterday. One supplier had leathered finish, very dark green (when wet with water) that was gorgeous. Great smooth feel to it and yet had the visual interest of the slightly raised veining.
The stone would be with lightly-stained, natural cherry cabs & navajo-white 3 inch on-center beadboard peninsula.