Soapstone can be used to create soapstone counters, soapstone sinks, tile floors, back-splash and is frequently the material of choice for wood stoves, fireplaces and hearths as it has amazing properties for heat retention. This link will take you to an example of a soapstone sinks.
Soapstone is easy to care for and is almost the opposite of granite. The difference is that soapstone counters will age and patina over time and acquire scratches that make it a warm and rustic choice not at all a "bling" choice. Light sanding will remove scratches and a coat of mineral oil will renew the appearance time after time, year after year. The beauty of Soapstone is timeless.