Limestone was at one time, the bed of ancient seas. Layer upon layer of calcium rich sea creatures were deposited and after millions of years, under extreme pressure, the stone was formed. If you look closely, maybe you can spot the fossil of one of these shells in the surface of the stone. The buff shades of limestone mixed with the fossils create a classic look that will generate unending compliments from all that see the stone in your new kitchen.
Soapstone has a unique soft color with light flowing veins. The main mineral components in soapstone include talc, chlorite, dolomite and magnesite, giving a warm, soft feeling to the touch. Because of its unparalleled heat retention characteristics, it is the perfect choice for cook tops.