Limestone Tiles & Pavers
Limestone is the answer to your future project needs if you’ve been trying to find a stunning natural stone tile that’s durable and easy to maintain. These natural stone tiles are ideal for indoor and outdoor areas and will help create an elegant, yet timeless style in your home.
For more information about this amazing material, check out our latest blog post about Limestone Tiles featuring our Ledo Limestone.
Spec-Net has recently featured our Limestone in their latest article called: Limestone Tiles & Slabs for Home from RMS Marble.
What is Limestone?
Limestone is a broad term that covers a wide range of stones from very porous Chalk, all the way through to extremely hard stones that will outperform marbles.
There are two common ways that limestones are formed. Travertine is a type of limestone that is formed from spring water percolating through rock depositing their minerals layer by layer, building a dense hard stone. The different mix of minerals gives rise to the different colour range with the age of the deposits creating different densities of stone.
The other form of limestone occurs when a mix of microscopic and macroscopic marine shelled creatures die and sink to the bottom of an ocean. Over time this build-up of shelled creatures compacts and forms layers of stone. As the land lifts and moves, these Limestone deposits ended up on dry land where we quarry them today. The colour of these limestone is determined by the mix of animals and minerals that make up the stone. With this type of Limestone you may occasionally see fossilised animals within the stone.
How to Choose the Right Type of Limestone
With such a diverse category of stones, choosing the perfect Limestone in a residential or commercial project requires good advice about the type of stone to ensure it is suitable and the correct sealing, adhesive and grouts are used to make the installation work.
There are many things to consider when shopping for limestone tiles Sydney, and all of them can influence the result of your project. Limestones have been used in many ancient edifices including the Pyramids in Egypt, however the stone we use today is very different because we cut the same material into very thin tiles, and these have different properties than the thick blocks of stones used in ancient times.
- Location: Different limestone perform differently. Externally it is not good to use light coloured and porous stone as it will be harder to clean and may stay moist, promoting the growth of mould. Internally wet areas like showers need the tiles to be sealed well (often on all 6 sides) if you are using light colours or the stone is moderately porous.
- Finish: certain types of finish can be more suited for specific projects, so make sure you check all the available options to achieve the desired result
- Size: smaller tiles are perfect for uneven floors and are more traditional, whereas large tilers are more suited for large rooms and create a more contemporary look but will cost more.
Uses for Limestone Tiles & Pavers
Limestone tiles are very versatile and can be included in many interior and exterior design projects.
Limestone is material that works well in most bathrooms. It can be light and airy or dark and patterned depending on the selection of stone. The selection should come with details on the recommended adhesives, grouts and sealers to ensure a quality installation in wet areas.
Vanities are also another popular place to use limestones and here the lighter colours are popular. Another option is to use the same limestone on floors, walls and vanity for a truly seamless integrated appearance.
Many limestones are used in Kitchen applications both for flooring and countertops. With the correct selection of stone, it is also possible to use the same limestone on walls, floors, countertops and splashbacks for a visually homogenous look.
Limestone is an excellent option for outdoor pavers. There are many styles of Limestone Pavers that are available in various thicknesses. If the application is on concrete then 15-20mm thickness is usually sufficient but when going onto road-base or grass 30-40mm is preferable. It is best to use a dense limestone for external use.
Benefits of Limestone
Limestone is very versatile stone but also encompasses a large variety of looks and types. If the correct stone type is selected for the area and application then material will last a lifetime.
- Affordable price
- Unique appearance and texture
Contact Us or Visit Our Sydney Showroom
Located near Sydney Airport RMS Marble has a large range of Stone tiles, slabs and accessories that you can view in our showroom /warehouse. Bring along your drawings and colour palette so we can help find the perfect stone products for you.