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 15 years!
You have two choices of 15-year sealers: a water-based sealer that won't change the appearance of your limestone, and a solvent-based sealer that will enhance and deepen 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 gentle and non-acidic cleaners for daily cleaning. Cleaning products with lemon juice or vinegar bases (such as Simple Green) or lime-eroding cleaners (like Scrubbing Bubbles and Lime-Away) will severely damage limestone.
As long as you have a good stone cleaner and a long-lasting sealer on your limestone, this natural stone will stay beautiful for a long time.
To learn more about caring for natural stone, visit our Cleaning and Maintenance Page.
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Kent, WA 98032