Limestone is available in a range of colours and patterns, and being natural stone will look great wherever it is used. You can use limestone tiles to create a gorgeous rustic look, or you can create a timeless modern feel that never goes out of style.
The aesthetic appeal, ease of maintenance and health benefits of limestone make it the perfect option for your home. From varying finishes to its long-lasting character, limestone adds a rustic yet beautifully sleek appearance to any area.
Limestone not only looks fantastic, it's also highly versatile making it great for kitchen countertops, floors and walls, bathroom tiles, fireplaces, door surrounds, stairs and a whole lot more.
Limestone is available a range of colours, most commonly in shades of beige, grey, white, yellow or brown and often maintains its fibrous character as it forms, adding a wood grain appearance.
Limestone is porous with varying degrees of hardness, so to ensure it stays looking its best, a sealant is always necessary to provide protection against stains and deterioration.
Sealing not only gives added protection, but also allows for the tiles to be easily cleaned using a broom or a neutral soap and water when necessary. That means when you come home from the beach with sandy towels, dirty feet or bags, you can easily clean the sand away!
Limestone Tiles are Attractive
Limestone Tiles are Versatile
Limestone tiles can be used on both walls and floors, and you can install heat resistant limestone in kitchens, bathrooms, living areas, bedrooms and even outdoor entertainment areas or around the pool. All you have to do is remember to seal your limestone correctly. Certain limestone tiles look fantastic with interior design, while some others look amazing for the outdoors.
Limestone Tiles are Durable and Long Lasting
Limestone tiles are incredibly long lasting. Once laid you can be assured they will last a lifetime, if not longer. Sealed limestone tiles are practically impervious to staining or moisture so you don’t have to worry about spills instantly causing damage. All you have to do in the way of maintenance is to keep the sealed tiles clean like you would any other.
Limestone Tiles are Hygienic
Limestone tiles are very hygienic and easy to clean once sealed. Limestone is actually a very hypo-allergenic material making it ideal for people with respiratory disorders or who are prone to dust mite allergies. Limestone tiles only need a good sealant to ensure it is easy to get rid of dust, grime and dirt. If they do become dirty, if sealed it’s just a matter of quickly sweeping and mopping and they are as good as new!
Some Helpful Advice
Choose an experienced company with specialised equipment and expertise to correctly seal and maintain your limestone once installed.
It is important to keep your sealed limestone clean, wipe up spills quickly and clean periodically.
Professional cleaning will not only remove surface dirt but draws out dirt deep embedded within the pores of limestone.
Get in contact with a professional stone floor maintenance company with the equipment and knowledge to ensure you're valuable surfaces look just how you want them.
Tile Cleaners Australia and StoneMaster are members of the network of independent Accredited Applicators who have been fully trained in the proper application of limestone care products, offering a full service by thoroughly cleaning the limestone area to be treated, product application and providing after sales care.
- Tile Cleaners Australia is Australia's leading tile care provider of all tile & grout cleaning, tile sealing, tile stripping & sealing, tile regrouting, grout colour sealing, and minor tile repairs.
- StoneMaster provide a diagnostic approach to each unique situation, including a full analysis, selection of the best-required method of restoration and follow up maintenance procedures always ensuring outstanding results.
Ensuring your limestone is thoroughly cleaned before sealing is important as you may seal in old stains or dust and debris embedded in the stone, resulting in the sealer needing to be stripped and resealed.
Applying a sealer that is not suitable or of sufficient quality will result in limestone surfaces you aren't completely satisfied with.