Of all the natural stones we can supply for your home, limestone is by far the softest and most porous and needs to be treated carefully. Like marble, it looks great in bathrooms and fireplaces and can also be used for kitchen worktops. More and more people are choosing limestone worktops for their bathrooms and kitchens. Limestone has become very popular over the past few years due to its natural and consistent appearance.Although limestone is not as hard-wearing as marble, granite or quartz, with a little care and attention you’ll be able to clean your limestone surfaces and maintain their natural beauty.
Found across the planet, limestone is a sedimentary rock. Like most other sedimentary rocks, limestone is composed of grains; however, most grains in limestone are fragments of marine organisms such as coral or foraminifera.
Some limestones do not consist of grains, and are formed by the chemical precipitation of calcite or aragonite, i.e. travertine. Being a relatively soft stone, limestone is easy to shape and cut, making it a popular stone with architects, interior designers and homeowners. The naturally light colours of limestone create a classy and elegant look, whatever the space -- be it a kitchen, bathroom or fireplace. Limestone can be polished for a smoother look and texture. It is easy enough to maintain -- though some maintenance is needed -- but should be cleaned with a neutral or mildly alkaline cleaner. Acidic cleaning agents are best avoided as they can be harmful to the limestone over time and your limestone surface should be sealed at least annually, to prevent staining.
Benefits of Limestone
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Why choose a limestone worktop?
Limestone is an aesthetically pleasing option, that works well with other natural materials. While limestone is usually less dense than granite, it is almost as hard. It can also withstand a variety of climates, including particularly humid environments and is also heat-resistant -- so hot pots and pans shouldn’t pose a problem. Limestone maintains its appearance as it ages and has been used in many historic settings over the centuries.
It is also versatile, coming in different colors, textures and sizes. This makes it easy to use in a variety of places in the home, including the kitchen. The stone is easier to mold than other natural stones, so homeowners who do not want to change their kitchen layout may be able to have their countertops cut to match the existing design.