Limestone is a softer stone, similar to marble and travertine. What sets limestone apart from other natural stones are
the tiny fossils encased within it, creating a fascinating, timeless appearance.
From charcoal black and sage green to browns and beiges, limestone is available in a wide variety of colors. Limestone's density and smooth surface will lend a clean sophistication to your space while its fossils add a unique touch.
Limestone is most often seen on floors, backsplashes, and in bathrooms.
As a calcium-based stone, limestone is not often used in kitchens, where acidic foods and spills may etch and erode it. If you want limestone for your kitchen floors or countertops, be prepared to put more effort into sealing and cleaning your limestone surfaces.
Limestone tends to be more expensive per square foot than travertine, and as such isn't as commonly used.
This beautiful stone is often selected to make a space feel more elegant or spa-like; it's serene colors and smooth surface texture are ideal for refined, modern settings.
Limestone is a porous natural stone, and as such needs a sealer to protect it from staining. A cheap, low-quality sealer will wear off in as little as six months and can discolor natural stone, so we recommend investing in a high-quality penetrating sealer that can last up to 20 years!
You have two choices of 20-year sealers: a sealer that won't change the appearance of your limestone, and an enhancing sealer that will intensify the colors of your stone.
To learn more about the different types of sealers, visit our Sealer page.
Limestone is a calcium-based sedimentary stone, so you have to use non-acidic cleaners. Cleaning products with citrus or vinegar bases (such as Simple Green), or lime-eroding cleaners like Scrubbing Bubbles and Lime-Away will severely damage travertine.
Use a neutral, soapy cleaner or a stone-specific cleaner such as Kleen & Reseal to keep your stone in pristine shape. Kleen & Reseal adds a little bit of sealer with each cleaner, extending the life of your sealer.
As long as you have a good stone cleaner and a long-lasting sealer, your limestone will stay beautiful for a long time.
To learn more about taking care of natural stone, visit our Maintenance page.
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