Make Your Home Lovely with Limestone Tiles & Pavers
From the intricate veining of the Oyster Limestones to the elegant, subtle and harmonious tones found in Limetta Limestones, if you want to add sophistication, elegance and a lovely touch to your home, you’re on the right track with limestone pavers.
Limestone is a popular choice with landscapers, architects and homeowners alike, and with due reason.
Sporting a fascinating geologic makeup, limestone falls into the family of calcite stones. It’s formed from a range of minerals, including (but not limited to) ancient sea creatures, like corals and other underwater fossils. Over a prolonged period of time, and immense pressure, these minerals and fossils compress and form this beautiful stone that we use in our homes today.
One of the advantages of calcite stones like limestone is, along with being extremely durable, they also reflect heat – which makes them an ideal natural stone paver for areas like steps, pool surrounds, patios and pathways that are exposed to the hot Australian sun.
On the topic of durability, did you know that one of the greatest architectural wonders of the world – the Great Pyramid of Giza – was built entirely from limestone blocks? The Egyptians highly prized limestone because of its physical beauty and used it as a fitting embellishment to their finest work. The Giant Pyramid of Giza is also proof that limestone pavers can truly stand the test of time, heat, and many other adverse and extreme weather conditions, standing strong thousands of years after installation.
Now, back to making your home lovely with limestone pavers and tiles.
If you have a young family with little children prone to spilling things, or if you love to entertain family and friends at your home, maintaining your floors and keeping them clean can become a cumbersome task. You would probably prefer to install pavers that are easier to clean and less susceptible to stains. Enter limestone! You see, limestone pavers are less porous than other natural stone pavers. This makes their surface denser and less prone to stains. So if you’re stretched on time and desire a lower maintenance natural stone paver, limestone is definitely a wise choice for your indoor and outdoor flooring.
While maintaining limestone pavers, as with all natural stones, does require some TLC (tender love and care), if you do small things regularly, it’s easy to keep them looking new and thus increasing their longevity. If you want to learn how to clean and maintain your natural stone pavers in three simple steps, read our blog here.
Like all natural stones and pavers – even if they come from the same cut and quarry – no two limestone slabs are ever the same . Thus, depending on their density, colour and cut, some pavers are more superior than others. The general rule of thumb is this: if you invest in limestone that has a ratio of higher density than porosity, it’s of a superior quality and depending where you are planning on installing limestone pavers, this is a crucial consideration. For example, if you’re installing limestone pavers in areas that are more prone to high moisture and slippage, like bathrooms and saltwater poolside, then low-quality limestone which are extremely soft and porous, will disintegrate and crumble over a prolonged period of time. This will cost you more time and money to fix than if you initially invested in the correct stone for the area you are paving. Alternatively, if you want to install limestone pavers in your living room where there is less moisture in the air, you don’t necessarily have to invest in a superior quality limestone paver.
As you can see, there are a number of factors to consider when choosing where to install the variety of limestone pavers. So if you’d like to learn more about this, or have any questions, reach out to us online or call 1300 560 560, to speak to one of our natural stone experts.
Thanks to its physical structure and composition, limestone tiles and pavers can be shaped (and are available) in a variety of edges and finishings. For example, you can choose from a traditional bullnose edge or a modern drop edge: both of which provide an exquisite finishing touch to your pool coping, steps, capping or pathways. And as you can see in the photo above and below, limestone’s wide array of colours, tones and textures, add a whole new dimension to your space. The unique veining and the fossil like imprints throughout the pavers add a prehistoric touch while adorning a modern landscape.
So if you’re looking for durable, elegant, unique, heat-resistant, and dense natural stone, consider making your home lovely with limestone tiles and pavers.
At Armstone we stock a wide variety of limestone available for both indoor and outdoor tiling and paving, pool coping, stepping stones, step treads and more. We pride ourselves in sourcing the highest quality products, from all around the world.
If you have questions, or would like to put through an order, reach out to us online or call 1300 560 560, and one of our natural stone experts will help you. Alternatively, you can find us in Glebe, the heart of Sydney, where you can visit our showroom and see the stones in person.
We look forward to helping you bring you project to life.