Limestone is a beautiful natural material to use for flooring. In addition to its appearance, it offers many additional advantages. Here are a few reasons to consider using limestone flooring in your home.
One of the biggest advantages of limestone flooring is its durability. Natural stone is incredibly hard-wearing. Limestone has even better durability than some other types of stone, such as sandstone. Even after years of heavy foot traffic every day, it is unlikely that there will be any noticeable wear and tear on a limestone floor.
2. Easy Maintenance
Natural stone floors are easy to clean and maintain. Limestone has a natural resistance to mould and bacteria, which makes it a perfect choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoor spaces such as around a swimming pool. To keep your floor clean, all you need to do is sweep it every day and occasionally mop it with a cleaning product that is safe for use on natural stone floors. To give your limestone floor extra protection against stains, you can quickly and easily seal it using a stone sealant, which you simply spray onto the floor and buff into the limestone with a cloth.
3. Range of Styles and Colours
As a natural material, limestone has a great deal of variability in its appearance. Limestone floors are available in a relatively wide range of colours, including various shades of beige, cream, grey and brown. Some limestone floors include speckling and veining, whereas others have a more even appearance. This range of appearances means that you are sure to find a limestone tile floor that is a good match for your existing decor.
4. Range of Tiling Patterns
In addition to the variability in the appearance of the stone itself, you can also control how your floor looks by choosing from various options in terms of the size and shape of the limestone floor tiles. Square tiles are most common, but many companies offer other options, such as chevron or Versailles patterns.
5. Increases Home Value
Homebuyers typically consider limestone floors to be a very attractive feature. Installing a limestone floor could add value to your home, which is important if you are thinking about selling it any time in the future. Natural stone floors never go out of fashion, making limestone a safer option than other types of flooring when thinking about selling your home in the near or distant future.
Hello, my name is John and this is my new flooring blog. Last month, my wife and I finally got around to replacing the flooring in the downstairs rooms of our home. We had been meaning to do this since the day we moved in but one thing or another always got in the way. I contacted a flooring company who talked me through the various types of flooring I could have, explaining the drawbacks and the benefits of each type. In the end, we decided to have hardwood timber floors in our home as we wanted a traditional look. I hope you like my blog.