While granite and marble remain the most popular choices, limestone countertops are also a customer favorite. Timeless versatility meets luxurious durability however requires knowledge. As experts in limestone, our experts at ItalMarble have created this article to provide you with everything you need to know when choosing limestone for your kitchen or bathroom countertops.
Limestone is affordable.
Often, people mistake the less chosen option as the more expensive option. In the case of limestone, you may be surprised at the affordability. Of course, prices will vary on distributors and the specific stone. Regardless, limestone generally costs less than granite.
Sealing limestone countertops is a must.
Limestone is extremely porous. When choosing this stone for countertop use, it is extremely important that you seal your finished project. By doing so, you will protect your countertops from food, drink, and water stains, as well as protect it from damaging heat, dirt, and other foreign materials. However, stone sealing is not a one and done process. If you notice liquids no longer bead on the countertops, it is time to reseal!
As a softer choice in natural stones, limestone is known to scratch and discolor more easily than other options. If you don’t have the time or resources to properly care for limestone, you may want to consider a more durable option like granite.
Cleaning is not for the novice.
Like most natural stones, limestone requires specialized cleaners to help maintain the integrity of the stone. More specifically, you will want to use cleaners with a neutral pH and no abrasive properties. However, if luck is not on your side with finding such cleaners, a mixture of warm water and mild detergent works well.
Beyond countertops, limestone is versatile.
Perhaps one of the most versatile options in stone is limestone. While countertops are a popular choice for the material, limestone is also an excellent option for flooring and wall tiles. With natural properties resistant to mold and bacteria, one can quickly realize why this stone is becoming one of the most sought after choices.
Limestone countertops provide several desirable features but require more care than other options. Thus, if you are looking at a unique solution for your bathroom or kitchen, you should start by considering the traffic and time you are willing to commit. That said, limestone makes a wonderful choice for other projects as well!
If you are interested in learning more about limestone countertops, wall tiles, or flooring, please contact the team at ItalMarble. Our experts will take the time to understand your requirements, needs, and help you to determine if limestone is the best option.
To schedule your consultation with ItalMarble, please call 781.595.4859.