Limestone Flooring

Limestone Flooring
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Limestone Flooring is among the most durable flooring material that you can buy today. Limestone is often used by homeowners to give the rooms in their homes a timeless, classic look.

Durable and Long Lasting

Limestone is quite rightly a favorite among homeowners. It costs a bit more to install, but once its in, it will last virtually a lifetime. Additionally, it is very easy to keep clean and maintain. Once sealed, it is nearly impervious to accidents.

All-Natural Substance

Limestone flooring is natural stone material. It is easy to take care of and comes in a variety of natural looking shades and colors. Limestone is also used by many interior designers due to its versatility it can enhance the look of any room.

Suitability

Limestone floors are very hard, durable and long lasting. If it is going to be exposed to moisture, you must make sure that you use a proper sealant. Limestone varies in its degree of porosity.

Limestone is used in kitchens, bathrooms, entryways and patios, for its durability and good looks but in order to maintain a good condition over time will need to be treated and resealed every few years.

Do-It-Yourself Leave It To The Professionals!

Only attempt installation of limestone flooring if you are a seasoned do-it-yourselfer or a professional. Limestone comes in either tiles or slabs and either way, it is still very heavy so installation must be handled with precision. It takes a long time to learn how to install limestone flooring properly. Repairs can be extremely costly, not to mention the fact that you may hurt yourself during the installation. Cracked or broken limestone will require a professional repair if it is possible to repair the defect.

Our advice would be to save yourself the aggravation and risk of injury and have a professional flooring company install your flooring. However, if you absolutely have to do it yourself, make sure you get proper instruction first, and make sure that you will be able to see the project through to completion. If you have any doubts about this, dont even attempt it. If you do, and have to call in a professional to complete the job, it will end up costing you twice as much.

Maintenance

Aside from the professional sealing that will be needed every few years, limestone flooring is relatively low maintenance. All you need to do is sweep it well and clean with a mop and mild detergent. Limestone will last a lifetime with proper care.

Advantages/Disadvantages of Limestone Flooring

Advantages
  • Very hard and durable lasts a lifetime with good care.
  • Low maintenance
  • Available in a wide range of colors, styles and patterns
  • Can be used outdoors
  • Hypoallergenic, allergen and bacteria resistant
  • Stain and moisture resistant
Disadvantages
  • Needs professional installation
  • Can be very expensive
  • Can feel hard and cold underfoot
  • Needs sealing
  • Slippery when wet

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