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Benefits of Limestone Countertops and Flooring

Limestone is becoming a popular material for natural stone countertops or flooring. One of the main reasons it is a preferred material is because of its distinguished aesthetics. Not only does it provide a sophisticated look, it is also durable as well. Today, we are going to take a look at few benefits of limestone countertops and flooring.

Benefits of limestone countertops:

1. Superior Quality

The rich, beautiful appearance of limestone is why many people love it. This luxurious countertop material gives your kitchen or bathroom a unique elegance. With the numerous colors from browns, to black, to grey, to yellow, to white, to blue and more, you can easily match the material to your kitchen or bathroom color scheme. Another way you can customize the look is by the finish. This can be either a honed or brushed finish.

2. Durability

Limestone has at times, been speculated as not being as durable as granite. Yet, limestone from France is much harder and denser, and is fantastic for kitchen or bathroom countertops. It is known to be heat resistant, so if you are cooking in the kitchen, you won’t have to worry about setting down a hot dish or pan. It also does well in humid environments, which makes it a great candidate for bathroom countertops as well. Because it is natural stone, it is environmentally friendly, which is another beneficial aspect.

Tips For Caring For Your Limestone Countertops:

  • Seal your limestone countertop to prevent stains
  • Make sure to wipe spills immediately to avoid etching. Also, be sure to use specific limestone cleaners (or warm water and mild detergent)
  • Use a soft rag or washcloth to clean rather than a sponge with a hard surface
  • Use cutting boards rather than using the countertop surface
  • Brushed or honed finishes reduce fingerprints

Benefits of limestone flooring:

1. Beautiful Aesthetics

Limestone flooring is widely popular for its beautiful, timeless appearance. If you are looking for an earthy and natural tone for your home, this type of flooring is the best solution for you. It is also a great type of flooring for warmer climates, as it feels soothing for your bare feet.

2. Longevity

Limestone is a durable material and with the proper care, it can last a lifetime. While it is a durable material, it will need the right type of care to make sure it doesn’t stain. By using a sealant you can help reduce the risk of staining. Even though this material requires a little more specialized maintenance such as special cleaners and sealant, it is a lovely type of stone flooring that will provide the distinguished look you want.

3. Hygienic and Versatile

Limestone comes in numerous colors and with options for finishes, this type of flooring can be used anywhere in your home. They are also hygienic, in that they don’t collect bacteria, grime, mites, dust, and allergens like carpet or wood.

We hope that these tips help you decide if limestone countertops or flooring is for you. If you have other or concerns about limestone, we will be happy to help.