soapstone carver. march 16 . salmon is almost complete and starting a seal for moms grave .. uncle ben cut this and started it but couldnt do anymore so i stepped up to finish it for him hope i do good enough. 11. like comment share. see all.,soapstone counters are they worth it remodelista,may 22, 2019 soapstone is nonporous (no staining) and doesnt need to be sealedanother way it differs from marble. cons above i find the patina beautiful in this kitchen, less so in my own. photograph by justine hand, from kitchen of the week hudson valley farmhouse kitchen reborn. its soft. soapstones softness is sometimes seen as a plus.