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.
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2"x2" Mosaic available in Natural and Honed finishes. Wave and Line decor available in natural finish only, and suitable for wall applications only.
3"x30" | Honed & Natural finishes available.
|Body||Porcelain-Glazed Color Body|
|Country of Origin||Italy|
|Budget Price Porcelain/Ceramic: $ = <$3, $$ = $3-6, $$$ = $6-10, $$$$ = $10+ | Glass: $ = $1-10, $$ = $11-20, $$$ = $20-30, $$$$ = $30+. For budgeting purposes. Applies to field tile (not mosaics, trim, decor). Overall average used-some items slightly less or slightly more than range.||$$$|
|Lead Time||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|
|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.
|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|
|Scratch Hardness||MOHS||not available|