Limestone is a sedimentary rock that is composed of calcium carbonate, the formation occurs in clear, warm, shallow marine waters.
It is a soft and porous natural stone that requires care to preserve its neutral coloured beauty. It’s mainly used by architects and designers for bathrooms, flooring and fireplaces due to its properties but also because it is easy to cut and shape.
At Cullifords we supply Limestones in slabs and cut to size tiles. Limestones come in many muted tones, from soft greys, through to creams and warm golden colours. This colour palette and their relative affordability mean they are a popular material to use all around the home. Limestones are sedimentary, so different cuts will produce different looks. They will have varying amounts of fossils and features in them. These features are to be embraced, and often the more patterned with fossils they are the more forgiving they are in upkeep. However, a highly fossiled Limestone will display a greater variance in appearance between individual slabs and tiles. Limestone is a more porous stone and needs to be well sealed with an appropriate sealant and repetition of this process over time. It should be cleaned with an appropriate cleaner supplied by Lithofin or DryTreat.