Limestone’s incredible durability, immense sustainability and innate hardness make it a classic paving option for spectacular outdoors. It is also why the demand for Limestone pavers and Limestone tiles suppliers in Sydney is rising. Known for their muted colours and strength, you can never go wrong with Limestone paving. Available in various colours ranging from ivory to grey, Limestone tiles and pavers are an apt fit for pool surrounds, verandas, courtyards or gardens.
With a thickness of 30mm or more, Limestone pavers are an excellent choice for driveways and pathways. They are less likely to crack, chip or break, making them fit for high-traffic areas and indoor flooring. Limestone tiles with a thickness of 12mm and more are the most recommended for indoor floors, walls, backsplashes, vanities and more. The smooth texture of Limestone tiles and pavers gives a visual continuity and the even surface deems fit for large outdoor spaces.
Additionally, the stone has remarkable insulating properties. Limestone tiles and pavers remain cool in summer and are unlikely to get too cold in winter. What isn’t there to love in this natural stone?
Known as a part of the construction industry for centuries, this natural stone’s split texture and easy-to-clean property create a charming and maintenance-free ambience. Warm soapy water is enough to clean stains from Limestone tile or paver flooring. The best part is Limestone tiles and Limestone pavers do not demand expensive solutions for their upkeep.
Stone Depot is one of the largest wholesale suppliers of premium natural stones in Australia. We deliver across Australia, including Sydney (NSW), Brisbane (QLD), Melbourne (VIC) and more. We believe there is one stone for every space and our stones help you personalise that space. Our extensive pavers, tiles and walling range is available in Granite, Travertine, Limestone, Marble and more.
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Limestone is a sedimentary rock. It is composed of minerals like calcite and aragonite and accumulated organic remains (such as shells or coral). Its chief use is as building material and aggregate for base roads.
2. What all colour options are available in Limestone tiles and pavers?
Limestone is one of the most sought-after natural stones for almost all the project needs in paving. We have Limestone available in various colour options like beige, cream, white, and grey. Feel free to connect with one of our sales representatives to explore different options.
3. What different finishes does Limestone tiles or pavers are available with stone depot?
Keeping in mind the application of Limestone tiles or Limestone pavers, we at Stone Depot have kept them in the honed and natural split finish.
4. What are size options available in Limestone tiles and Limestone pavers?
Limestone tiles and Limestone pavers with Stone Depot are available in 600x400mm, 800x400mm, and 1200x350mm sizes. We also have the French pattern available in Limestone.
5. What all thickness Limestone tiles and Limestone pavers come in?
The general thickness of Limestone tiles is 12 mm, and the thickness of Limestone pavers is 30 mm.
6. Is there a French pattern available in Limestone?
Yes, we have the French pattern available in Limestone. French pattern consists of different-sized stones in a particular fashion. It includes 6 different tiles or pavers, together called a set. The set has 1 piece of 610x406mm, 1 piece of 406x203mm, 2 pieces of 406x406mm, and 2 pieces of 203x203mm.
7. Does Limestone has pool copping available?
Limestone is a popular choice for doing pool projects across the globe. The colour options we have available in Limestone tiles or Limestone pavers complement the weather of Australia. We also have pool copings available in Limestone. You can choose from normal tumbled edges to bullnose to drop edge in Limestone pool copings.
8. What are the different edge options available in Limestone tiles or Limestone pavers?
Stone Depot offers three types of pool copings in the market. It is always advisable to discuss with your tiler/landscaper what pool coping would match your requirement. We offer normal tumbled, bullnose, and drop edge/drop face coping in Limestone.
9. What life expectancy could one expect of Limestone tiles or Limestone pavers?
Limestone is a durable and strong material. If the stone is properly installed you could easily expect the Limestone to last for more than 20 years. We would recommend sealing the stone at the time of installation and resealing the stone after every 2-3 years for it to retain its colour. For a natural stone, life expectancy would depend on how well they are maintained after installation.
10. Are there different grades of Limestone available in the market?
All the natural stones come in different grades or quality and Limestone is no different. They are mainly commercial, standard, and premium grade. We at Stone Depot only keep premium quality Limestone pavers and tiles. A premium quality Limestone would have the best finish, colour tone, and would last much longer. The overall cost of installation would, in fact, be less because there would be fewer holes or pores on the surface, resulting in less grouting material usage. Ensure to seal the stone for better life expectancy.
11. Limestone dropface or dropedge that Stonedepot supplies is a single piece or a joint piece?
We believe in supplying the best of everything to our customers. The drop face or drop edge that we supply is a single piece. A solid piece would outlast your lifetime if installed properly and maintained well.
12. Are there cobblestones available in Limestone?
Yes, Limestone is one of the most durable and strong materials. Cobblestones are available in Limestone on order basis.
13. What is the difference between Limestone and Travertine?
Limestone and travertine are both sedimentary stones, they both are popular for their soft earth tones and neutral colour variations and textures. Both have their unique places in the architectural world. Travertine is slightly brittle whereas Limestone is extremely durable and less likely to chip, crack or break.
14. Does Limestone have pores on the surface?
Yes, Limestone is one of those natural stones with pores on the surface. As we supply premium quality, there would be minimum pores on the surface. We recommend grouting and sealing the product for better upkeep.
15. How strong is Limestone material?
Limestone is a durable and strong material. It is used for an array of projects ranging from indoor to outdoor projects like wall cladding, patios, alfresco, driveways etc. It can withstand heavy foot traffic and extreme weather conditions.
16. Will Limestone have a lot of colour variation being a natural stone?
Limestone has a mild colour variation. Being a natural stone, it would surely have some sort of colour variation, but it would rather be more consistent.
17. Which Limestone is whiter- Indiana White Limestone or Navona?
Both the options have the same colour tone. The only difference is Indiana White Limestone has a fossil texture over it and Navona Limestone is plain with no texture.
18. Does Limestone get heated up in the sun?
Limestone is an ideal choice for outside paving since it absorbs less heat and doesn’t get heated up under the sun.
19. What is the difference between Limestone tiles and Limestone pavers?
In general terms, Limestone Tiles measure 12 mm in thickness. On the other hand, Limestone pavers are 30 mm thick or more. Tiles are used for indoor applications, while pavers are for outdoor use.
20. What does honed Limestone mean?
The term ‘honed’ means polished minus the shine. Honed Limestone with a matte appearance has an even and smoothened surface. This finish lends a soft look and good footing to the stone. Please keep in mind, honed means smooth but not polished or glazed.
21. What is natural split Limestone?
Natural split Limestone is a stone with a natural, rugged surface. It gives an authentic rustic appearance to surfaces.
22. How hard and durable is Limestone?
Limestone is a hard natural stone with moderate hardiness. Though it is soft to touch, it is one of the hardest stones. It can withstand enough pressure and weather fluctuations. Therefore, it is an ideal choice for outdoor paving and indoor floors.
23. Is Limestone expensive?
Limestone is more affordable than Granite or Marble. The natural stone’s easy availability reduces its cost by many times.
24. Do Limestone pavers need to be sealed?
Limestone pavers must be sealed, owing to their porous nature. Sealing helps prevent moisture retention and staining. Sealing the stone will retain its beauty and will require minimal maintenance.
25. Why should I choose Limestone over granite?
Granite is a hard natural stone which is durable and long lasting. However, Limestone is often preferred to Granite for flooring or countertops because of its pleasant, earthy appearance. Its smooth texture and uniformity make Limestone a popular pick over Granite.
26. Is Limestone affordable as a paving material?
Paving outdoors with Limestone is often cost-effective. It decreases the renovation cost as it is cheaper than many other natural stones yet durable. Limestone as a paving material is good because of its color uniformity and silky texture but may be expensive post-treatments and sealing.
27. Is Limestone slippery when wet?
Limestone is porous and needs sealing to stay protected. Sealing and polishing the stone does make it slippery. However, the honed and unfilled finish reduces the slipperiness. Such Limestones will not be that slippery when wet.
28. How much does Limestone pavers and tiles cost on an average?
The cost of Limestone pavers and tiles depends on their quality, size, type of finish, and availability. Don't forget to add the installation and maintenance costs. As a wholesale supplier, we offer Limestone pavers and tiles at the best market price. Better quality commands a higher price. However, it is cost-effective when you order in bulk or wholesale quantities. To enquire about the cost or to know more about Limestone, contact us on 1300 830 274 or write to us at [email protected]
29. How does Stonedepot maintain the quality of Limestone?
We buy our Limestone directly from the quarries and choose the premium quality to ensure a consistent supply to our customers. We have been buying stones from the same quarry owners over the years that help us maintain the quality every time.
30. Does Limestone tile crack easily?
No, they don't. Limestone tiles are durable and robust. We would recommend following proper installation procedures and sealing the stone. These would ensure the durability of the stone, and it won't break or crack easily.
31. What is Limestone coping?
Capping or coping is a cover for walls or stone structures. Limestone coping helps to cover boundary walls, pillars, or pool boundaries giving a finished look to the structure. They also add a decorative accent to the same.
32. In what finish is Limestone coping available?
Our Limestone coping is available in Honed and Unfilled finish.
33. Is it important to seal Limestone coping?
Yes, it is of utmost importance to seal Limestone coping. After all, it is a porous natural stone. Sealing will help to block the porosity and protect from moisture damage, dust penetration, and staining.
34. How thick is Limestone coping?
The thickness of Limestone coping is generally 30 mm. We can supply the same in custom thickness as well. Limestone pool pavers also work as coping.
35. What is the life expectancy of Limestone pool pavers?
Limestone pool pavers are expected to last up to 50 years depending on proper installation and on-time maintenance.
36. Do Limestone pool pavers have high colour variation?
Every natural stone has colour variation. Though Limestone also has some colour variation, it is consistent. Limestone pool pavers would not have a stark variation.
37. How long do Limestone floor tiles last?
Limestone tiles are known for their durability and resilience. If installed properly and maintained well, Limestone floor tiles last up to 50 years. Makes sure you seal them during installation and reseal them frequently.
38. Is a Limestone driveway better than Granite?
Granite is harder than Limestone. So, the former will last for generations as compared to Limestone driveways. While Limestone won’t need to be replaced in your lifetime, it is more susceptible to wear and tear and chipping. The Limestone driveway may need to be replaced as compared to its harder counterpart granite.
39. Should the Limestone driveway be sealed?
Limestone driveways need to be sealed to make them last longer. Sealing will help to maintain the natural appearance of the stone and can prevent staining. Dirt and water can get crystallized within the pores of Limestone driveway, causing damaging and unpleasant stains.
40. Does Limestone tile or Limestone paver stain?
Since Limestone is a natural stone with porosity, it should be properly installed and sealed. Also, it should be maintained well and re-sealed after every 2-3 years. In the case of a wine spillover on the unsealed Limestone tile or Limestone paver, a stain is inevitable. If you have sealed the tile or paver, it minimises strains. Remember proper installation and maintenance are the keys when choosing a natural stone.
41. Is Limestone a strong material for paving outdoors?
Limestone is robust and durable. The stone is suitable for outdoor paving projects. Its applications range from a pool area and alfresco to the backyard and driveway.
42. Will Limestone be a good option for a pool project?
Yes, Limestone is an excellent choice for pool projects. We would recommend sealing the product before installation.
43. If I install Limestone around the pool, will it be slippery?
Limestone is porous and needs sealing. However, it offers a good grip due to its natural features. Hence, it is a great fit for pool surrounds.
44. Can Limestone be used for edging around saltwater pool?
Limestone can be used as an edging around a saltwater pool. However, seal it before installation. Sealing Limestone would ensure the saltwater impact to be a lot less than the unsealed stone.
45. Is Limestone tile and ideal product for driveways?
Limestone as a material is tough and durable, but for driveways, the load would be heavy. Limestone in 30 mm thick pavers should be your choice instead of a 12 or 15 mm tile for driveways.
46. Can Limestone be used for Alfresco and Patio areas?
Yes, Limestone tiles or pavers have a smooth surface, and they are the best fit for use in the Alfresco and Patio areas.
47. Can Limestone be used in shower places?
Only honed finish Limestone with good quality sealer should be used in shower areas for easy maintenance.
48. Where is Limestone used?
Limestone tiles find their use in floorings, bathrooms, and decorative walls. Limestone pavers are commonly used for driveways, patios, alfresco, verandas or pool surrounds.
49. How long do Limestone driveways last?
Limestone is a time-tested material known for its durability and strength. With proper installation and maintenance, Limestone pavers will last for eternity. They are strong enough to withstand vehicle load and need little maintenance. Crushed Limestone at the base of the pavers is the best as they do not move.
50. Why is Limestone used in flooring?
Limestone's innate strength and durability add sophistication to indoor floors. The uniform colors with a smooth texture are the reasons they make an excellent choice for flooring. They are soft to touch, comfortable to walk on, and do not wear easily.
51. Can I use Limestone tiles in pool copings?
Limestone is known for its durability. The silky texture and elegant appearance of Limestone tiles make them perfect for pool copings. They only require proper sealing to prevent water from seeping into the porous stone.
52. Is there any colour preference for different application like patio, pool, driveway etc?
There are various colours in which a Limestone tile or paver comes in. No colour scheme suggestion goes with a different type of project application. It is entirely a choice of the customer to choose the colour that matches their need.
53. Can you lay Limestone tiles or Limestone pavers directly on sand?
Yes, but only Limestone pavers can be laid on a sand/dirt bed. We recommend leveling it up and using a proper installation method for a smooth finish.
54. Are the Limestone tiles suitable for residential and commercial projects?
Limestone tiles or pavers are suitable for both types of projects, whether residential or commercial. Feel free to choose from our offerings that elevate your project space. 30 mm Limestone pavers are appropriate for driveways, patio, alfresco, garden area, and pool area. Limestone tiles are recommended for spaces like walls, indoor floor, countertop, or outdoor low traffic outdoor areas.
55. Why to choose Limestone over concreting or other flooring material?
Limestone is one of the best stones that you can choose over concrete or other flooring materials. One main reason is that Limestone tiles are 20%-30% cooler than their counterparts. Simple logic is the fact that Limestone absorbs the coolness from the Earth beneath. Especially in outdoor setups, Limestone tiles prove to be cool where you can walk bare feet. Besides this, they are easy to install and don't require lengthy installation time. To top it all, they are strong and durable. Limestone flooring material also comes in a variety of colours and textures which can create a beautifully unique appearance on your property. You do not have to add any additional design element for the beauty of the flooring.
56. What different overheads are to be considered for Limestone installation?
We supply premium quality Limestone tiles and pavers at the most competitive pricing in the market. However, after placing an order for Limestone tile or paver, you can go for a DIY installation. However, this would involve the cost of materials installation like grout, adhesives, and others. If you opt for a professional tiler or landscaper, you could additionally incur their service charge for installation along with earlier expenses mentioned. Limestone is not easy to cut. Hence professional help adds to the cost.
57. Can a 12mm thick Limestone tile be used as a pool coping?
A 12mm thick Limestone can also be used as a pool coping. However, tilers or landscapers recommended using a 30 mm thick paver as a coping. Also, the bullnose and drop face/drop edge copings are available in at least 30 mm thickness. Remember, pool copings are for your safety. The thicker the copings, the better are the safety features. We hence generally recommend using 30 mm Travertine pavers as pool copings.
58. Is Limestone paving appropriate for the garden area?
Limestone paving stands out with its durability and ease of maintenance. Limestone is less susceptible to fading. Try using dark tones of Limestone pavers and create a bold, striking garden space. If your garden is in a shaded or partially covered area, there is nothing better than Limestone paving.
59. Can I use Limestone outdoor tiles in the garden instead of Limestone pavers?
For gardens and other outdoor areas, Limestone pavers are the best. You can still use Limestone outdoor tiles for garden walling, boundary walls, or flooring with low traffic. Gazebo or covered terrace gardens are ideal places to use Limestone outdoor tiles.
60. Is Limestone flooring a good idea for indoors?
Limestone flooring is appropriate for indoors because it is low maintenance. The stone is hard-wearing and looks great indoors. Once you seal Limestone flooring, you can protect it from staining, scratches, or moisture damage.
61. Are Limestone tiles okay for the kitchen floor?
Limestone tiles are an excellent choice for the kitchen floor. Not only they are hard-wearing but also easy to clean. All you need to do is seal them to cut off their porosity.
62. Can Limestone be used as wall cladding?
Yes, Limestone tiles can be used as wall cladding. The light tone elevates the indoors to a new level and adds sophistication to your space.
63. Does Limestone get stained easily?
Limestone like many other natural stones could also get stained due to its porosity. But if proper maintenance is done before and after installation, the stone would last for ages stain-free. We highly recommend deep-sealing the product before installation.
64. How can I maintain Limestone tiles?
Make sure Limestone Tiles are sealed properly. Clean with a soft wet cloth and vacuum clean dirt or debris.
65. Why does Limestone Pavers need to be sealed?
By the virtue of their porous nature, Limestone pavers should be sealed to prevent moisture retention and staining. Sealing the stone will retain its beauty and will require minimal maintenance.
66. Are Limestone tiles or Limestone pavers easy to maintain?
Limestone is easy to maintain. It is naturally resistant to bacteria and mold making it perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, or other outdoor spaces. However, please bear in mind, it is highly porous and hence susceptible to staining. Hence Limestone tiles and pavers need to be sealed properly. They should be cleaned with mild cleaners because of their sensitivity to acids.
67. Are Limestone tiles hard to cut?
Limestone is a hard material. It is difficult to cut the tiles cleanly compared to other thinner ceramic tiles.
68. How do you care for Limestone tile floors?
Use a microfibre mop to clean the Limestone tiles and use a soft cloth or soft mop to clean it. Remember to re-seal the tile every 2-3 years to maintain its freshness.
69. Could you steam clean Limestone tiles or Limestone pavers?
We don't recommend steam cleaning because it can damage the stone sealer and make it prone to scratches and other damages.
70. How can you clean Limestone tiles or pavers?
Limestone is sensitive to acids. Acidic solutions, hence should not be used to clean the surface. We recommend using only a pH-neutral detergent with a soft wet cloth to clean the Limestone tiles or pavers. Make sure to dry the surface once the earlier process is complete.
71. Can you use vinegar over Limestone floors?
We do not recommend using any acidic or citric cleaner on Limestone floors. You should also not use bathroom, grout, or tub and tile cleaner. Limestone is sensitive to vinegar and acids.
72. How can we protect the Limestone tiles or pavers?
Properly install Limestone tiles or pavers and seal the stone during installation. The best way to protect them is by sealing and cleaning them periodically. Also, re-seal the surface after every 2-3 years.
73. Can I use bleach on Limestone tiles?
No, bleach can etch the surface and leave a stain mark. It should never be used on Limestone surface.
74. What is the best thing to clean the Limestone tiles?
Since Limestone is sensitive to acids and other cleaning agents, the best way to clean the surface is with a soft microfiber cloth or mop. It would remove the dirt and grime from the surface.
75. How do you remove the stains from the Limestone tiles?
In case of wine or liquid spillover, wash the area with a pH-neutral detergent and soft microfibre mop or cloth. Use a toothbrush to remove the stain. Rinse your scrubbed tiles with soft or distilled water and immediately wipe dry the area. We recommend sealing the tiles or pavers during installation.
76. How long does it take for Limestone sealer to dry?
Although you can use your Limestone floor 2-3 hours after sealing, you must wait for at least 24 hours. This allows sufficient time to cure the surface. We recommend you wait for a minimum of 12 hours.
77. Does Limestone darken when sealed?
An enhancing sealer would darken the stone, otherwise not. You should always do a sample test on one area of the tile or paver to see if it darkens or not.
78. How many coats of sealant is recommended on Limestone?
We recommend putting at least 2-3 coats of sealant over the Limestone tiles or pavers.
79. How can I keep Limestone floor tiles white?
We rarely recommend using bleach on natural stone. However, in this case, you can. Please dilute bleach completely so that it doesn't damage the Limestone floor tiles. Mix half a cup of bleach in 1 gallon of water. Then apply the solution to Limestone flooring with a scrubbing brush, cloth, or sponge. Scrub until the greasy or dark stains vanish and the Limestone floor tiles look white and clean.
80. What happens if Limestone pavers or Limestone tiles are not sealed?
Like all natural stones, Limestone is porous and prone to moisture damage, staining, or scratches. If you do not seal Limestone tiles or pavers, they might get damaged, cracked, and stained even before you notice. The life of your Limestone pavers is generally 30 years and that of Limestone Tiles is 20-30 years depending on the installation and care. Sealing is the primary step in maintaining and protecting the stone.
81. How do I get rid of black mould on Limestone flooring?
Generally, Limestone flooring does not have a lot of mould formation. However, if that happens, just scrub with bleach and water. Mix equal parts of bleach and water. Use a soft nylon brush or pad to apply the mixture to the Limestone flooring surface. Leave the solution for fifteen minutes after scrubbing and rinse with clean water. Apply sealant after the surface dries.
82. How often do you need to seal the Limestone tiles or pavers?
Limestone floors should be resealed every 3-5 years, depending on the traffic and usage. Regular maintenance and cleaning are essential for the upkeep of the stone.
83. What can damage Limestone pavers and tiles?
Limestone may absorb water because it is porous. Over time, continual exposure to moisture or water can erode, weaken or damage Limestone. Acidic substances, such as potent cleaning solutions, spills, and even acidic rains, can damage Limestone. Limestone’s surface can be etched or corroded by acidic substances, resulting in surface damage such as discolouration or pitting. Processes like freeze-thaw cycles can have an impact on Limestone too. Water that seeps into Limestone and freezes causes stress and probable damage to the stone because of its expansion. This may cause cracking, chipping or spalling over time.
84. Why use Limestone as a building stone?
Limestone is one of the most popular natural stones and it is preferred by a lot of architects and landscapers for building stone. The Limestone tiles and pavers have many unique benefits, like they are durable and resilient. Limestone is also weather-resistant. It comes in various colours and textures, including beige, yellow, grey and white, making it compatible with any building style, be it traditional or contemporary.
85. What happens when Limestone gets wet?
Limestone is a natural stone that can absorb a little water due to its porous structure. Second, the calcium carbonate found in Limestone can react with water that contains carbon dioxide or is mildly acidic. Over time, this process causes Limestone to lose its texture and alluring look. Another factor that might cause Limestone to progressively deteriorates and erode is frequent soaking and drying cycles. However, all these can be fixed to an extent with the help of sealing. Sealing can be a good option to lessen water's impact on Limestone. Reseal the stones every 2-3 years and it will help safeguard the Limestone from stains, discolouration and structural harm brought on by prolonged water contact.
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