Steatite, also known as Soapstone, is a type of metamorphic rock largely composed of the mineral talc. Steatite is relatively soft because of its high talc content, which can vary by its different colors and grades. The softer grades may feel similar to soap, hence the name, Soapstone. This beautiful stone aesthetic has dramatic veining, perfect for large open floor plans. However, due to its soft nature, it would be destroyed in commercial applications, until now! Our Steatite collection takes the natural beauty of Soapstone and translates that into a timeless color body porcelain. The collection’s dimensional textures mimic traditional hand-carving techniques of softer Soapstone, in a contemporary aesthetic.
Steatite porcelain tiles are considered “LEED-friendly” because they have Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), Health Product Declarations® (HPDs), and contain recycled content. Each of these components can contribute to credit points in accordance with the LEED V4 rating system.