Limestone, like most sedimentary rocks, is mostly composed of fossilized fragments of marine organisms such as coral and seashells. With its matte finish and soft coloring, a limestone countertop really stands out if you are looking for that natural and organic look in your home. Limestone resists humid climates very well, so using it for bathroom vanities is a great idea.
While certain types of limestone make for excellent bathroom or kitchen countertops, there are some that do not. To find out if limestone is a good choice for your home, whether near Chattanooga, Tennessee or other southeast locations, visit one of our showrooms or contact Premier Surfaces today.
Features & Benefits of a Limestone Countertop
Limestone countertops come in a muted complexion of black, gray, brown, green, white and yellow.
As such a versatile material, you’ll find that limestone countertops are being used in almost all areas of the home, from kitchens to bathroom vanities. Limestone is also a very popular choice for tile backsplashes and flooring.
This type of natural stone is more porous than marble or granite, which means that it does require extra care. To clean limestone countertops you should wipe down the surface daily with stone cleaner or a mixture of warm water and a few drops of mild liquid dishwashing soap.
Limestone is softer than other stone materials, which means that it can be easily molded without affecting the existing structure. This makes it a good choice for kitchen countertops and other surfaces that require special fabrication techniques.