water getting on soapstone and Pietra Cardozo
I tried to search to find the answer to this very basic question but couldn't get it right, so I thought you all might know....Last week we finally saw some soapstone slabs in person (boy was it hard to find a place that had some in stock!) and they were completely natural and unoiled. The stoneyard had a squeegee filled with water that we could "paint" it with to give us an idea how the particular slabs would look once they were oiled. The water took several minutes to dry up. Does this happen every time some water gets on soapstone counters? Or does the oiling prevent it? Or does the unoiled soapstone need to be sealed? I know that I could get several samples of soapstone and roadtest this but if someone has a quick answer for this I'd prefer to avoid that.
We are also considering Pietra Cardoza and I have a sample in the kitchen on which I have noticed the same water phenomenon. Can anyone speak to this stone as well? Or have any general experience with Pietra Cardoza as a counter?
Thanks in advance. I don't want to consider either of these two options if simple water stains are going to take 20 minutes to dry and leave marks while they're drying. It would drive me nuts!!