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EXPLORE THE PRODUCT’S VERSATILITY- 5 reasons limestone is perfect for flooring:
Lacking the historic glamour of marble, the high fashion buzz of granite and the high tech vibe of engineered stone, limestone isn’t on a lot of peoples’ radars when it comes to choosing stone. At BHANDARI MARBLE GROUP, we think this is a real shame as limestone is a great choice for many situations, from kitchen worktops to bathroom tiles. Below you’ll find a few of the reasons we love it for another unsung area of the home – flooring. Yes, limestone flooring is a great choice and here’s why…
1. Limestone flooring is tough as rock
Quite literally, in fact, as limestone is a sedimentary rock. Although it’s often described as a ‘soft’ stone, limestone is much tougher than other common flooring materials like wood, carpet, vinyl or laminate. Properly sealed, it’s very hard to stain, chip, scratch, or otherwise damage making it ideal for busy areas. Limestone flooring is ideal for indoor and outdoor use.
2. Limestone is easy to clean
Caring for limestone flooring is as easy as sweeping and mopping. Typically, all your floor will need is sweeping with a soft brush and mopping as required. Harsh cleaners can damage the finish of your floor or the stone itself so its best to stick to gentle cleaners – some people even just use dish soap! This is great news as harsh cleaners can be bad for your health as well as the planet.
3. Limestone is a beautiful, natural stone
Formed by geological processes over thousands of years, each slab of limestone is entirely natural – all we do is cut it to shape. As a result, each slab is also entirely unique, and the exact colours and patterns of limestone will vary from one quarry – and even one slab – to the next. This means that if you choose limestone flooring, your look will be unique and no one will have a floor quite like yours.
4. Limestone is abundant
Found around the world, limestone is quarried on every continent (except Antarctica!). It’s an abundant natural resource, which means that companies aren’t forced to resort to highly damaging methods of extraction and it can be sourced from within Europe, which is great if you have concerns about the environmental impact of your renovation. Limestone’s abundance also makes is one of the more budget friendly natural stone flooring choices.
5. Your quartz worktop will be made just for you
At BHANDARI MARBLE GROUP, we cut, fit and install all the worktops we make. This means that you get a fully bespoke service at an affordable price, giving you full control of how your worktop looks and fits. This is ideal if you’ve got an awkward shape to fit, such as uneven walls in a period property, or are trying to maximise space with non-standard fitting such as shallow cupboards or a curved breakfast bar.
9 ways to use limestone in your home:
Limestone is a beautiful, affordable natural stone yet most people don’t even consider it. It’s sometimes seen as the poor relation of marble, yet it’s formed in a similar way and has an equally versatile appeal. If all you’ve seen of limestone is country kitchen flagged floors, and that’s really not your style, then look again because there are loads of great ways to use this stone.
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. It’s well worth lifting the carpet on old stone stairs as limestone flooring can be re polished and made new at a very reasonable cost.
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
One of the places you’ve probably seen limestone, even if you didn’t spot it, is in the garden. 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 tiles, floors 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. Statement splashback
Make your walls easy to clean with natural stone tiles. Limestone is a great choice as it combines natural beauty with a practical finish at an affordable price. Sealed stone is waterproof and non-porous and won’t absorb damp, dirt or mould as other materials can.
7. Limestone flooring
A key feature of the traditional farmhouse kitchen look, limestone flooring has broken out of its mould in recent years. The stone is now available in a range of finishes which run from sleek, ultra-modern tiles to more natural slabs. It’s a great choice for any aesthetic and a hot trend.
8. A stunning feature wall
As a beautiful natural stone, limestone is a great choice for a feature wall. Made of sand fused together over thousands of years, the stone is more uniform than marble while still having its own rich textures. If you know what to look for, you can even spot fossils in some limestone slabs!
9. 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!
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