SOAPSTONE was traditionally used in fine colonial New England homes for fireplaces, hearths, sinks, and countertops due to its elemental earthiness. Its organic beauty and reverence allow it to be used in other parts of the world as sculpture and carving materials, admired by many collectors from Kenya to Brazil to Alaska. Unlike many other fine stones, Soapstone warms quickly and releases its heat slowly, making it an alluringly handsome choice for fireplace interiors, floors and wood burning stoves.