The advantages of limestone

Updated April 17, 2017

Limestone is a kind of sedimentary rock that is hygroscopic and porous in nature. Due to its natural appeal, versatility and numerous advantages as a material for construction in the building industry, it is used by both interior designers and landscapers as a flooring material in the form of tiles or slabs to beautify entrances, bathrooms, and kitchens.

Strong and Durable

Limestone is hard and durable, making it an ideal choice for use as a flooring material. It can be used in the bedrooms as well as in the galleries in which heavy objects are placed on the floor. Due to high strength and durability, limestone tiles are recommended by builders and architects.

Provides Natural and Elegant Look

Due to the natural appeal of limestone, it adorns the ambience of a home, office or any other establishment. Flooring made of limestone is available in a variety of shades, colours and textures. With a peculiar dull lustre, it matches with furniture and interior decoration. You can use dark coloured limestone flooring in the hallway and light coloured limestone flooring in the bathroom to blend with the aesthetics of the space.

Low Maintenance

The natural and dull lustre quality of limestone prevents highlighting of occasional scratches on its surface when limestone is used as a flooring material. Since these minor scratches are not prominent, they remain hidden to the eyes of the visitors who admire the beauty imparted by limestone flooring to the surrounding ambience. Being resistant to stain and moisture, it requires low maintenance, such as cleaning with a mop and mild detergent.

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