Limestone flooring tiles are natural stone tiles that provide many benefits over other types of natural stone tiles like marble or travertine. When properly installed and cared for, limestone tiles can last a lifetime. Florida is very high in limestone deposits because limestone is formed from a single substance – calcium carbonate, which is made from compacted remains of crustaceans and mollusks on the ocean floor. Here is everything you need to know about limestone tiles.
Like other natural stone tiles, limestone can be found in various shades of gray, green, blue, brown, and red. Passing through the depth of the stone, “veining” gives the floor tile texture and beauty. Due to its natural origin and variations in color, limestone is in demand among interior designers and homeowners.
Durability & Care
Limestone, as a natural stone, is a solid and strong material. Proper care of limestone tiles will help maintain its look and qualities for years to come. Limestone is also a hypoallergenic stone that does not allow allergens or bacteria to accumulate on the surface.
Limestone flooring resists the formation of spots and spilled liquids, and dirt can simply be wiped with a damp rag. Cleaning the floor is very simple: just sweep it regularly and a mop with a mild soap.
Every few years, limestone flooring should be resealed, especially if it is located outside the house or is in an area that often gets wet (like a bathroom or kitchen). The sealant also protects the stone from stains, making the floor covering virtually invulnerable.
Pros & Cons
If you live in a hot climate, this cold stone will create a feeling of coolness in the house during the hot months. But in a cold climate, of course, the stone floor in the winter months makes the house even colder.
Limestone floor tiles are popular in entryways, bathrooms, and patios because they are stain and moisture resistant, but they can be quite slippery when wet. When opting for limestone, plan ahead and purchase entryway welcome mats or non-slip rugs in the bathroom to reduce the risk of slips.
Installation of the floor of limestone
Laying flooring of limestone is best entrusted to professionals, as both tiles and solid blocks of this stone are very heavy, and during installation accuracy is important.