The appeal of natural stone tiling has been increasing more and more lately. As more people start to feature these stunning tiles within their homes, the more people realise how excellent natural stones are for flooring materials.
Limestone flooring is known for its versatility, stunning natural appeal and durability however it does have its limitations. We have teamed up with the Stoneworth Warehouse team to compile the best guide that shows everything that is great about limestone floor tiling but also its limitations so that you can make the best decision when renovating your home.
Pros of Limestone Floor Tiling
The cost of limestone floor tiles are a lot cheaper than many other natural stones such as granite and marble flooring. Due to this, limestone flooring is a great option for anyone who cannot afford other natural stones such as granite and marble but still want to add that natural and rustic appeal to their homes that limestone offers.
- Durability & Quality
Due to its high mineral composition, limestone floor tiles are extremely durable and are packed full of quality. This form of natural stone flooring has been proven to stand the test of time for centuries, especially when taken care of. If properly sealed and maintained, limestone floor tiles are guaranteed to last a very long time without becoming scratched or damaged which is why its popularity as being used as bathroom floor tiling has increased so much.
- Natural beauty
Limestone can provide your home with a very beautiful and natural look. For centuries, limestone has been used in homes and palaces all over the world due to its stunning natural and rustic appeal that cannot be achieved by just any old stone. Also, limestone is available in a range of different shades of creams and beiges so you can pick a colour that matches the rustic style that you want to achieve in your home.
Limestone is a very versatile natural stone flooring. Due to limestone being so incredibly soft in comparison to other natural stones, this means it can be cut down into whatever size you want. Whether you want to create very small limestone floor tiles, bricks or even create a mosaic of limestone with very small chunks, it can be achieved with this form of natural stone because of its softness.
Cons of Limestone Floor Tiling
- Requires some maintenance
If limestone floor tiles are not properly maintained then they run the risk of becoming damaged. Due to its natural substance, limestone is porous which means if a protective seal is not applied it could possibly stain and scratch and this will depend on the hardness of the particular stones, as they like wood range from soft to hard, so some softer limestones require higher maintenance so this can be expensive to maintain in the long run.
As I mentioned earlier, some limestone tiles are very soft ( such as English stones). Due to how soft these natural stone tiles are, they can be easily damaged and can become chipped if placed in a high traffic area such as a busy kitchen. In order to reduce chipping and scratches, limestone floor tiles would need to be sealed and treated on a regular basis.