I know I just wrote about soapstone, but our installers took a couple photos at an install the other day, which I wanted to share. Soapstone slabs look lighter in appearance before they are installed. That’s because after installation, they are sealed with a mineral oil. The mineral oil is applied and left on the countertops to oxidize, which may take several days. Sealing with mineral oil is recommended every few weeks for the first year, to enhance the oxidation process after installation. The home owner is typically instructed on how to apply the mineral oil and performs the rest of the process themselves.
Here are a few photos of some soapstone with the first application of mineral oil:
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