Limestone/Soapstone

Finding the right Limestone/Soapstone Stone can be the perfect addition to a kitchen, bath, fireplace, floor, table, wall cladding or more. Here at Dente Trading, we scour the globe searching for only the finest blocks of Limestone/Soapstone. We then hand pick these blocks and bring them here to our showrooms located in New Jersey. We ship all over the nation. Browse our current selection online or reach out to us with any questions, we are more than happy to help you find the perfect piece of Soapstone/Limestone for whatever your needs may be.  Please fill out the inquiry form and we will have a dedicated in-house specialist reach out to you as soon as possible, or contact us at (973) 253-4125 to set up a viewing.
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Limestone is a sedimentary rock formed from calcareous remains of plants and animals or precipitated from solution. Often contains remains and fossils of sea creatures. It is natural Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) and will yield lime when heated. Does not show much graining or crystalline structure. It has a smooth granular surface. Varies in hardness. Some dense limestones can be polished but will never be as shiny as marble or granite. Color tones are typically neutral.

Soapstone is a metamorphic rock. Because of its high talc content, soapstone may feel “soapy” when touched, hence the name. There are two different kinds of stone, popularly called soapstone. Talc, the softer of the two, is used for carvings. The other is called Steatite. Steatite is harder than Talc and commonly used for countertops, sinks, lab benches, fireplaces and ovens. Soapstone is used for inlaid designs, sculpture, coasters, and kitchen countertops and sinks. Due to its ability to absorb and evenly distribute heat, it is also used for fireplace surrounds and woodstoves.