Limestone Tiles – Incredible Natural Stone
One of the most famous and common tiles on the market is limestone. Sedimentary rocks which are organic are referred to as limestone. It’s created from tiny shells and micro-skeletal remains which have been deposited on the seabed and then compacted into solid rock. These sediments solidify because of the chemical reaction brought by pressure and heat. This solidified sediment is called limestone. Limestone is made of calcite (CaCO3), aragonite and dolomite. Limestone makes up approximately more than 10% of sedimentary rocks found on the surface of the earth.
Limestone tiles have a variety of markings on their surface. They are usually light in colour with impurities like iron oxides (rust), hydroxides, clay, sand and other organic material.
Limestone tiles are a favourite of most homeowners. They tend to be costly in the installation process but they are very durable and long lasting. Limestone tiles are available in different colours and shades. As they enhance a room’s colour, they are a popular choice among interior designers.
Limestone is mostly used in kitchens, bathrooms, entryways and patios. Some people use it as a feature wall in their bathroom or as flooring. But as with other materials, along with having advantages it also has disadvantages. Among the advantages are its durability and strength, variety of patterns, styles and colours and low maintenance costs. Now, because of advancements in technology, prices of top quality limestone tiles are lower when compared to prices in previous years.
Limestone tiles mostly have a beautiful pattern through them and they can be polished or honed. Wherever you decide to use them, you know you can’t go wrong with natural stone. One thing to remember is that it’s important to seal limestone tiles like any other natural stone.
We here at TFO, specialize in limestone. Come visit us at our showroom in Sydney or why not check out our online tile store.
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