What Is Limestone?
Limestone is one of the most common and famous tiles on the market. A sedimentary rock which is organic, is referred to as limestone. This was created from the tiny shells and micro-skeletons’ remains which were deposited on the sea bed and compacted into a solid rock. The sediments solidify because of the chemical reaction brought by heat and pressure. The solidified sediment is called limestone. This is made of calcite (CaCO3). Aside from calcite, it also contains aragonite and dolomite. This makes about more than 10% of the sedimentary rocks found on the surface of the earth.
These tiles will have a variety of markings on the surface. Limestone tiles are usually light coloured with impurities like iron oxides (rust), clay, hydroxides, sand and organic material.
This tile is a favorite of most homeowners. It may be costly in the installation process but it is certainly long lasting. It is also made of materials that are natural with different colours and shades. It enhances the room’s colour making it an easy choice of most interior designers. Limestoneis mostly installed in bathrooms, kitchens, patios and entryways. Like any other things, it also has its advantages and disadvantages. Limestone tiles advantages include strength and durability, low maintenance costs, variety of patterns, styles and colours. Because of the advancements brought by technology, prices of the best quality limestone tiles are lower compared to the prices in the previous years.
Limestone generally has a beautiful pattern through it and can be honed or polished. Some people swear by it and use it as either a feature wall in their bathroom or as flooring. Whatever you use it for, you can not go wrong with natural stone. Just remember to seal limestone like any other natural stone.