Soapstone comes in a wide range of color combinations—browns, greens, greys, yellows, black speckles. Each type of soapstone has specific qualities, and each individual piece of stone has its own character.
Some businesses, like Minnesota-based Coldspring, have an entire sustainability mindset and are working to be environmentally-responsible stone producers.
In the natural stone industry, “granite” often means any hard stone that is not marble. This article will talk about igneous rocks that comprise most of the granite family including gabbro, gneiss, and basalt.