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. 

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Colors and Recommended Grout










GrayGraySahara BeigeSahara Beige


Black Mosaic

Green Mosaic

Greige Mosaic

White Mosaic

Grey Mosaic

2"x2" Mosaic | 12"x12" Sheet

Black Wave

Green Wave

Greige Wave

White Wave

Grey Wave

Wave | 12"x24"

Black Line

Green Line

Greige Line

White Line

Grey Line

Line | 12"x24"

2"x2" Mosaic available in Natural and Honed finishes. Wave and Line decor available in natural finish only, and suitable for wall applications only.


  • 30x60
  • 30x30
  • 12x24
  • 3x12

  • 10"x60"
  • 18x36


  • Bullnose
    3"x30" | Honed & Natural finishes available.


Body Unglazed Porcelain
Country of Origin Italy
Budget Price Per square foot. For budgeting purposes only. Applies to field tile (not mosaics, trim, decor). Overall collection average used - some items slightly less or slightly more than range. $3-$6
Lead Time Estimated based upon averages. Lead times on each order depend upon availability at time of order. West coast of US should add +1 week if product is import. Contact us for QTYs >5,000SF. 6-8 Weeks
Stock Availability Indicates domestic or import product and where stock is held. Some import products have US stock available as indicated. Import/Factory Stock
Thickness 9mm, 10mm
Rectified Yes
Look Stone, Stone (Other), Wall Tile, Wall Tiles (3-D & Textured)
Finish Grip, Honed, Natural
* 30”x59”, 30”x30”, 10”x59”, 18”x36” are 10mm thick. 12”x24” and 3”x12” are 9mm thick.

Technical Specifications

Test Name Test Method Test Result
Water Absorption ISO 10545-3 ≤0.5%
Abrasion Resistance ISO 10545-6 175 mm3
Breaking Strength ISO 10545-4 1300N
DCOF ANSI A137.1 ≥0.42