There not many countertop options that are better than natural stones such as granite, marble and soapstone. Each of these stone types has a natural beauty with unique colors and patterns to match any decor. However, they are vulnerable to chips and scratches that could diminish their appearance over time. Granite is a much harder stone than marble or soapstone which makes it more difficult to scratch, but this also means that scratches in granite are harder to remove.
In order for a natural stone surface to become scratched, something harder than the stone itself would have to scratch it. Soapstone is the softest of these natural stone types, so it can be scratched by a piece of marble or granite. That means soapstone cannot scratch either granite or marble.
Your natural stone surfaces can become chipped or scratched, and the proper repair process depends on the type of stone and severity of the scratch. Soapstone surfaces are the most likely to get scratched because they are soft, but they are also the easiest to repair.
In most cases, it’s best to hire a stone care professional like GMS Werks to repair granite and natural stone countertops because you can cause irreversible damage by using improper methods.
If your countertop is damaged beyond repair, countertop resurfacing may be your best option. Having your countertop resurfaced will give your counters a brand new appearance without the trouble and cost of a full replacement.