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All About Limestone

All About Limestone

Our Stone Restoration Works team are experts in caring for and restoring natural stone of all sorts. Because we know natural stone, we want to share that knowledge with you. That way, if you are ever looking forward to a project where natural stone is involved, you can choose the type that fits your style and needs. Today, we want to discuss one type of natural stone in particular: limestone.

Limestone is a sedimentary rock that is composed mainly of calcium carbonate. It is a popular choice for natural stone tiles and is known for its unique textures, patterns, and colors. Let’s dive into some of the most ideal and popular places to use limestone in your home or business.


The first place you are likely to see limestone is in flooring. And naturally so, because of limestone’s reputation for durability and longevity. This flooring material can add natural beauty to any room. It is available in a wide range of colors and patterns, including beige, brown, and gray tones. The neutral color scheme of limestone means that it can fit seamlessly in any home, regardless of style. Additionally, limestone tiles can be polished or honed to create a smooth or textured surface.


Limestone tiles are also often used for bathroom floors, walls, and shower enclosures. It is water-resistant and slip-resistant, making it a practical and safe choice for wet areas. Limestone tiles can add a natural and organic look to your bathroom, and it can be paired with other natural materials such as wood and stone to create a spa-like ambiance.


Limestone is also a popular choice for kitchen flooring, countertops, and backsplashes. It is heat-resistant and easy to clean, making it ideal for cooking and food preparation areas. Limestone tiles come in a variety of colors and patterns, as we mentioned previously, including beige, gray, and green tones that can complement any kitchen decor.

Outdoor Areas

Limestone tiles also do well in outdoor settings such as patios, walkways, and pool decks. It is resistant to weathering and can withstand exposure to sunlight, rain, and frost.

Fireplace Surrounds

Another place where limestone tiles are popular are fireplace surrounds and mantels. It can add a natural and elegant look to your living room, and it is heat resistant. A limestone fireplace surround can really set a cozy and earthy scene.

All in all, limestone is a versatile and durable material. These are just some of the most popular places for limestone. If you want a natural stone that is both style and substance, limestone is it. And when it comes time to care for it, let us know. We would love to help.

By Stone Restoration Works 5-2-2023