The Story Behind Soapstone

Read how Vermont Soapstone, who has been crafting soapstone for more than a century and a half, got its roots and why it’s one of the country’s oldest stone companies still standing today.

Located in Perkinsville, Vermont, since 1856, Vermont Soapstone is known best today for its custom architectural work of countertops, sinks, tiling, fireplace hearths, and flooring. Back in the early days of the company, the number one product sold was a soapstone bed warmer, which is still available for purchase today. Heat the bedwarmer by the fire or even a sunny window, drape it across the bed sheets or wrap it up in a towel and place at the foot of the bed. Its slow heat release allows you to keep warm all night long. Boot dryers were also a popular product; once heated, they were slipped into shoes to help them air out overnight. 

To learn more about the history Vermont Soapstone, the appeal of soapstone, as well as the many benefits that soapstone has to offer fill out this form below to download this free article. 

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