Common Limestone Applications: Limestone is very suitable for bathrooms, fireplaces, counters and less-traveled flooring where a more informal decor is desired.
Limestone is a sedimentary stone. Specifically, it is a softer stone and a porous stone. Its physical qualities make it very weak when it comes to protecting against stains. On the other hand, it is very durable.
Despite popular belief, limestone is considered a type of marble. The stone is very popular and is naturally occurring. It can be purchased in beige or tan, giving your home two very soothing design options.
Like marble, limestone can counteract its negative features with its look. Limestone offers a cozy feel to a kitchen due to its soothing look. It matches perfectly with its surroundings.
Limestone is commonly used as a countertop option as opposed to flooring. Reason being, the material is porous, meaning vulnerable to moisture. It’s far easier to control the weakness given a small countertop rather than a spacious floor.
You might be starting to see thick slab limestone countertops used more often. This type of countertop is trending up. Slabs, generally 3-5’’ in width, give a bold look to a kitchen. You can purchase thick slab countertops in practically any material, though, they look best with natural stone, such as limestone.
If you are someone who enjoys long showers, you may want to refrain from installing limestone in your bathroom because the steam produced can cause damage to the material. On the other hand, guest bathrooms that are not so commonly used can really standout with a limestone design.
Limestone flooring is becoming increasingly popular in all areas of the home, including kitchens and bathrooms. Its natural stone make-up makes it perfect for those wet areas with its natural resistance to water and moisture. Being a natural element, stone is highly accustomed to being exposed to the elements. The popularity of limestone flooring can be (at least) partly attributed to its natural beauty, durability, and relative ease of installation. Different finishes, including honed and polished make it easy to choose the perfect look for your unique application.
Install limestone floor tiles in your bathroom and all of a sudden that space will look simply amazing! You will also find this new floor to be extremely durable and low, low maintenance. Once your new flooring is completed you will find simply sweeping and wiping it down will help it maintain its initial luster. Adding the correct sealer will greatly add to the durability and life span of your new limestone floor.
Everybody knows that allergens, bacteria, and other contagions are a fact of everyday life. We also know that many flooring options will trap and hold these harmful contagions until such time as a deep cleaning is performed. With natural stone, such as limestone, this is simply not the case. Allergens, bacteria, mites, and other pathogens simply cannot attach themselves to natural stone and therefore simply die out naturally by default. The leftover dander, pathogens, and other contagions are simply swept away, each and every time you sweep the floor.
Uses ranging from flooring and walls to countertops and backsplashes. The rustic look of limestone is a timeless classic that lends a certain level of modernism to your space.
Contact Galaxy Granite & Stone today to learn more about limestone tile and how it may best serve your needs.