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5 reasons limestone is perfect for flooring

Lacking the historic glamour of marble, the high fashion buzz of granite and the high tech vibe of engineered stone, limestone isn’t on a lot of peoples’ radars when it comes to choosing stone. At Surrey Marble and Granite, we think this is a real shame as limestone is a great choice for many situations, from kitchen worktops to bathroom tiles. Below you’ll find a few of the reasons we love it for another unsung area of the home – flooring. Yes, limestone flooring is a great choice and here’s why…

1. Limestone flooring is tough as rock

Quite literally, in fact, as limestone is a sedimentary rock. Although it’s often described as a ‘soft’ stone, limestone is much tougher than other common flooring materials like wood, carpet, vinyl or laminate. Properly sealed, it’s very hard to stain, chip, scratch, or otherwise damage making it ideal for busy areas. Limestone flooring is ideal for indoor and outdoor use.

2. Limestone is easy to clean

Caring for limestone flooring is as easy as sweeping and mopping. Typically, all your floor will need is sweeping with a soft brush and mopping as required. Harsh cleaners can damage the finish of your floor or the stone itself so its best to stick to gentle cleaners – some people even just use dish soap! This is great news as harsh cleaners can be bad for your health as well as the planet.

3. Limestone is a beautiful, natural stone

Formed by geological processes over thousands of years, each slab of limestone is entirely natural – all we do is cut it to shape. As a result, each slab is also entirely unique, and the exact colours and patterns of limestone will vary from one quarry – and even one slab – to the next. This means that if you choose limestone flooring, your look will be unique and no one will have a floor quite like yours.

4. Limestone is abundant

Found around the world, limestone is quarried on every continent (except Antarctica!). It’s an abundant natural resource, which means that companies aren’t forced to resort to highly damaging methods of extraction and it can be sourced from within Europe, which is great if you have concerns about the environmental impact of your renovation. Limestone’s abundance also makes is one of the more budget friendly natural stone flooring choices.

5. Your quartz worktop will be made just for you

At Surrey Marble and Granite, we cut, fit and install all the worktops we make. This means that you get a fully bespoke service at an affordable price, giving you full control of how your worktop looks and fits. This is ideal if you’ve got an awkward shape to fit, such as uneven walls in a period property, or are trying to maximise space with non-standard fitting such as shallow cupboards or a curved breakfast bar.

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