With its soft beige color, limestone evokes a sense of cleanliness, comfort, and elegance in living spaces. It’s a great choice for creating a rustic or Mediterranean style, and it brings a warm atmosphere to homes. Compared to other high-end natural stone flooring or backsplash options like marble or granite, limestone tile and flooring is a more budget-friendly covering material.
Each limestone tile or flooring piece is one of a kind because it comes directly from the earth. A chemical sedimentary rock made up of calcium carbonate salt, limestone is a natural stone that forms after millions of years of metamorphosis under the sea. As a result, it sometimes contains small fossils. From the Great Pyramids of Giza to the US Pentagon, limestone has remained an iconic natural stone for thousands of years.
Limestone Tile Usage
Sedimentary rock tiles look amazing everywhere. Most commonly, limestone is used as an exterior surface element. However, with the proper maintenance, it's suitable for kitchens, bathrooms, and interiors with light, airy atmospheres. We particularly recommend limestone tiles and flooring for shower rooms.
Due to its soft and porous nature, limestone does have its disadvantages. It’s not as hard and as tough as marble. Therefore, it’s not very suitable for high-traffic areas. Of course, you can use it anywhere you like, but be careful to prevent breaking, scratching, and splitting. Be especially mindful if you are planning to place big, heavy structures or furniture on a limestone floor. You can fix some small damages by yourself, but you may need a specialist replacement for a substantial crack or a broken floor tile.
Generally, limestone tile is an amazing selection for a home. There are some downsides to take into consideration, but this product is affordable compared to other types of natural stone flooring and backsplash options and can substantially boost your residence's value.
Currently, at Marble Systems, we carry eight different limestone tile and flooring collections. All of these collections have different features and attributes that make them very special and unique.
Limestone is surprisingly versatile, with a broad range of prices and shades. Although all limestone has a natural tone, we offer dazzling hues of beige, cream, white, and grey.
We also offer patterned limestone tiles and mosaics:
- The Baba Chic Collection showcases the cultural heritage and skilled craftsmanship of Tunisian artisans. A combination of limestone and terracotta, these mosaics are intricately designed patterns offered in bold color combinations, shapes, and sizes.
- The Penny Round Mosaic 2.0 Collection is a modern classic limestone and marble range designed for residential and commercial interiors, including wet areas. These quirky marble penny round mosaics are available in black, white, grey, and eco-neutral tone natural marbles.
Installation & Maintenance
Limestone is a timeless beauty. If you want to keep it that way, you have to preserve its top quality.
Generally speaking, natural stone flooring and backsplashes are not suitable for DIY installations. Bear in mind the additional cost of installation before buying limestone tiles. However, natural stone will certainly increase your residence’s value.
Your limestone tiles and flooring need to be secured right away once they're set up. Since they have a porous structure, we recommend sealing them. Regular sealing upkeep every two years is also recommended. If your tiles start to soak in water, it’s time to re-seal. On a sealed limestone tile, the water will bead on the surface.
Sedimentary rocks are prone to acidity, which means you can't use any product to clean them. pH-neutral cleaners are ideal for all natural stone flooring and backsplashes. Avoid chemical detergents if you want to extend your tiles' lifetime. Be careful when using a vacuum cleaner, as you can easily scratch the surface. We suggest using a broom and a mop instead.