Search for: Tagsart bathroom bluestone carving case study cleaning color commercial cost countertop design education exterior fabrication feel good fireplace floor geology granite healing historical installation interior kitchen landscape limestone marble monument park quarry quartz quartzite remnants residential restoration sandstone selecting slate soapstone sustainability technology trends veneer video wallAs Seen On: Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford by UNS Resource | Aug 7, 2017 | VideosWatch as a granite countertop is added to this family’s outdoor kitchen area and see why natural stone is the perfect choice for outdoor kichens. This clip originally aired on “Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford.” ← The 21st Century Quarry Video Natural Stone Featured on Lifetime Network's Designing Spaces → Like This Article? Try These… Granite vs. SoapstoneSoapstone is quite soft, making it a favorite material for the DIY homeowner for use as countertops. It is also non-porous so there is no need to seal it. Granite vs. ConcreteConcrete countertops were a short-lived trend in the early 2000s. They are still seen occasionally, though. They are quite porous and even with sealer, can easily be stained. Find a Stone ProfessionalMembers of this trade association conform to a strict code of ethics. The quality of their work meets Natural Stone Institute and other industry standards.