Are Limestone Fireplaces Better Than Other Options?
Choose Limestone Fireplaces For The Best Results
There’s nothing better than sitting next to a nice, warm fire on a cold day. Whether you’re drinking hot cocoa, enjoying a book, or spending time with your family, the fireplace can create a warm and cozy room. There are a variety of different materials that can make up a fireplace, but limestone fireplaces are among the best. Not only will the fire warm up the room, but it’ll add a nice touch and make the space more welcoming when the fireplace is in use. Here are a few reasons to go with a limestone fireplace instead of other material options.
Reason 1: Heat Retention
Natural stone stores, absorbs, and radiates heat so it can help your home maintain its efficiency as the warmth of the fire reflects back out into your space. Limestone is great at absorbing heat and you don’t have to worry about losing any of the heat you want. It can even store the fire’s heat and then release it slowly over time after the fire is out to ward off the chill in the room that resurfaces.
Reason 2: Low Maintenance
Natural stone is easy to maintain. You’ll want to wipe it down with a soft cloth from time to time to keep that new look and you may want to reseal it on occasion to prevent dirt from settling in. However, for the most part, you’ll simply enjoy the limestone fireplace instead of spending time maintaining it.
Reason 3: Longevity
Limestone is used in some of the world’s oldest buildings. It lasts an extraordinarily long time. You won’t have to worry about having to replace your limestone fireplace because it will always be there, looking nice and doing its job well.
Reason 4: Durability
Natural stone is pretty much indestructible. It will handle wear and tear without falling apart over the years. It’s water resistant and holds up well against mold if it does get wet. Limestone is popular on floors, countertops, and walls because of how well it holds up against everyday use. Since the fireplace gets much less action than a floor, it will hold up even better there.
Reason 5: Natural Color Options
Limestone is a wonderful material if you want something that looks natural, but still gives you color options. It will look neutral and natural, no matter what color you choose, but there are options on the color spectrum to give you something that blends in or stands out in just the right way.
Finding The Right Limestone Fireplace Style
If you decide to go with a limestone fireplace, you’ve made a good choice. You will then choose the limestone color and the overall fireplace style. Some homeowners go with something simple that includes clean lines while others want something more carved and ornate. Whatever you’d enjoy, the craftsman at Impression can create for you. With years of experience with limestone and fireplaces, your vision can come to fruition.