Limestone is a popular building material that is used in different parts of residential and commercial properties. It is available in a variety of colors and shades. Light colors and neutral shades, such as Ivory, light beige, cream, and light gray.
1. Stairs Many older buildings have limestone stairs indoors and out. The stone is easier to work than granite and many types have a lovely, even texture which is ideal for a sweeping flight.
2. Kitchen worktops Yes, marble, granite and quartz get all the headlines, but limestone worktops have been quietly making families happy for decades. Properly sealed, limestone is easy to clean, food safe and easy to care for, making it a great choice for busy family kitchens.
3. Fireplaces, hearths and surrounds There are lots of innovative options for limestone fireplaces, from rustic stone bricks to sleek marble-like finishes. As limestone can’t catch fire, it’s suitable for hearths, fireplaces, lintels and surrounds.
4. Patios, terraces and garden paths This stone is frequently used as slabs for patios and other outdoor areas. Limestone flooring outdoors typically has a rough finish which makes it more highly textured and thus less slippery in the rain.
5. Bathroom floors, walls and vanities. Limestone is naturally porous, but when properly sealed its waterproof and stain resistant, making it a great choice for wet or damp areas such as bathrooms. The stone can’t be damaged by moisture and is easy to clean so it’s ideal for wet rooms and family bathrooms.
6. Dining or coffee table top Combining all the practicality of a stone kitchen worktop with the flexibility of free standing furniture, a stone-topped table is a great choice for a living or dining room. The sealed stone is easy to wipe clean and won’t stain or chip easily. It’s also heat resistant, meaning you don’t need to panic if your guests don’t use a coaster!