Limestone is a beautiful type of natural stone that is popular to use as flooring. This highly durable stone adds sophistication to any space with muted earth tones and dozens of styles. If you’re considering new flooring for your bathroom, kitchen, or even your living room, here are six reasons to consider limestone.
1. Many Colors and Styles
Limestone is available in a wide variety of earth tones, including soft grays, creams, beige, yellows, and browns. It’s also available with many types of variation, including veining and speckling with finish options like honed, glossy, and leather. Limestone is often installed with a classic square tile arrangement, but limestone tile can also be installed with a beautiful mixed Versailles pattern or a more modern chevron pattern for visual interest.
Like most natural-stone, limestone is incredibly durable. Limestone flooring won’t wear down, even with heavy traffic, but it still feels somewhat soft to the touch. To demonstrate the durability of limestone, consider the Great Pyramids of Giza, massive limestone structures that have stood the test of time for almost 5,000 years.
3. Timeless Beauty
Limestone has been used in construction for thousands of years, which shows its enduring appeal. All colors and styles of limestone offer a classic yet modern appearance that lends well to any décor.
4. Resale Value
Natural-stone flooring is in demand as buyers can always appreciate its durability, beauty, and easy maintenance requirements. If you’re considering the resale value of your home when choosing new flooring, limestone offers a clear advantage over porcelain tile. Stone is a dramatic flooring material that is sure to make a good impression on potential buyers.
Few flooring options offer the versatility of natural stone. With its classic muted earth tones, limestone pairs well with any décor, yet it brings a warm natural element into your home for flooring that is both elegant and earthy. Limestone comes in many sizes, colors, patterns, and finishes to easily match your needs. It can also be used in any area of the home, including the bathroom, kitchen, dining room, hallway, entryway, and even the patio or around a pool.
6. Easy Maintenance
Natural-stone care is fairly simple. Like other forms of natural-stone, limestone is highly resistant to bacteria and mold, making it perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, and even outdoor spaces. Keeping limestone floors clean is as simple as sweeping daily and occasionally using a wet mop with a stone-safe cleaner like Granite Gold Daily Cleaner®.
It is important to reseal limestone regularly to maintain its integrity and strength and prevent damage from spills, but sealing stone is a simple process. Spray a stone sealer like Granite Gold Sealer® onto the limestone in three-foot sections and immediately buff into the stone with a clean cloth until dry.
It’s also important to keep the grout clean on your limestone floors. Make sure you use a specially formulated grout cleaner like Granite Gold Grout Cleaner® for the best results. If you’d like to learn more about caring for limestone, granite, marble, and other types of natural stone, reach out to Granite Gold® at 1-800-475-STONE today.