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The Advantages of Limestone Flooring

 

The Advantages of Limestone Flooring

Limestone is a popular choice of material for interior designers, builders and landscape gardeners alike. When something becomes popular and widely used it has obviously become prevalent for a reason. This porous stone owes much of its popularity to the fact that it is so versatile and it makes an exceptionally great building material.
If you are thinking about getting on the limestone flooring bandwagon then take a look at the following advantages of limestone.

An elegant and natural look

While many natural materials create a rustic, traditional and countrified look, which irrefutably generates appeal, not many natural substances can be deemed as being elegant. With the exception of limestone that it. Being 100% natural, limestone is brimming with rustic charm. Owning a distinctive dull exterior, which is adorned with a vast variety of shades and textures, this permeable substance, can create an elegant vibe to even the most countrified of spaces. With its elegance-enhancing natural properties, it’s hardly surprising that limestone tiles have been cited as being able to make any room “look like a million dollars.”

Low maintenance

Unlike carpets that require vacuuming every other day and ceramics that have to be cleaned and polished regularly if they are to stay looking half decent, limestone flooring requires comparatively little maintenance.

Possessing a naturally dull finish, unlike glossier types of flooring, scratches are kept to a minimum with limestone. Being scratch and stain resistant, this natural type of flooring requires little more than a brush and a mop with a mild detergent.

Durable and long-lasting

Limestone is an incredibly durable material. While it may be costlier than other types of flooring, you can all but guarantee that limestone tiles will last a long time, thus making it a worthwhile investment.

There are certain materials that look better with age. Bronze and copper for example look better over time as they develop a charming green veneer that is nigh impossible to fake. Certain types of wood are higher in tannic acid than others. When exposed to rain and sun, wood that contains high levels of tannic acid turn grey and then eventually black, giving them an older and more rustic look, which can look great when incorporated onto buildings. Limestone is another material that tends to look better with age. As a consequence to its tendency to ‘age well’, the same limestone tiles can remain sat on a floor for decades and look better with each passing year.

A hygienic choice of flooring

Being naturally resistant to bacteria, germs cannot hide and settle in limestone meaning this type of flooring is hygienic. Not only this, but limestone is also a hypoallergenic material, which makes it the perfect choice for people who are susceptible to dust mite allergies and have respiratory disorders such as asthma.

Versatile

Limestone tiles do not have to be confined to the floor or to a particular room in the house. These elegant yet at the same time traditional tiles will look great on walls as well as the floor. They can also be a highlight of virtually every room in the house, including bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms and bedrooms. Being a durable and strong material, limestone can also be used in outdoor spaces and is a popular choice for many landscape projects..

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