What is the difference between Limestone Tiles and Limestone Pavers?
In general terms, Limestone Tiles measure 12mm in thickness. On the other hand, Limestone pavers are 30 mm thick or more. Tiles are usually used indoors while pavers are for outdoor use.
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.
What is natural split Limestone?
Natural split limestone is a stone with a natural rugged surface. It gives an authentic rustic appearance to surfaces.
Do 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.
Why should I choose Limestone over Granite?
Granite is a hard natural stone which is resistant to scratching or breaking. However, Limestone is often preferred over granite for flooring or countertops because of its pleasant, earthy appearance. It is the smooth texture and uniformity that makes Limestone a popular pick over Granite.
Can I use Limestone tiles in pool copings?
Limestone is known for its slip resistance and durability. With its silky texture and elegant appearance, limestone tiles are perfect for pool copings. They only require proper sealing to prevent water seeping into the porous stone.
Do Limestone pavers get hot?
Limestone pavers are made of sedimentary stone which remain cool even during harsh summer. The fire resistant stone is porous and transfers the heat beneath the surface. The ones in lighter color absorb lesser heat, keeping the surface more pleasant.
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 as well as indoor floors.
Is Limestone expensive?
Limestone is more affordable than Granite or Marble. The natural stone’s easy availability reduces its cost by many times.
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.
Can we use Limestone in shower places?
Only honed finish limestone with good quality sealer should be used in shower areas for easy maintenance and stain resistance.
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.
Why is Limestone used in flooring?
Limestone with its innate strength and durability adds sophistication to indoor floors. The uniform colors with smooth texture are the reasons they make a great choice for flooring. They are soft to touch, comfortable to walk on and do not wear easily.
Are Limestone tiles and 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.
Are Limestone tiles hard to cut?
Limestone is a hard material. It is much difficult to cut the tiles cleanly compared to other thinner ceramic tiles.
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 quite durable. Limestone as a paving material is good because of its color uniformity and silky texture but may be expensive post treatments and sealing.
Is Limestone slippery when wet?
Limestone is porous and needs sealing to stay protected. Sealing and polishing the stone does make it slippery. However, honed and tumbled finish reduced the slippery nature. Such Limestones will not be slippery when wet.
Where does Stone Depot deliver Limestone in Australia?
Stone Depot delivers door to door across Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart. We also deliver to regional areas in Australia.