LIMESTONE - Care & Maintenance

Limestone is incredibly durable and long lasting. It lasts a lifetime if not longer. Best of all, limestone tiles just keep getting better with age! Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed primarily of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) with the occasional presence of magnesium. Most limestone is biochemical in origin meaning the calcium carbonate in the stone originated from shelled oceanic creatures, such as coral or foraminifera.

LIMESTONE - Care & Maintenance - Shells Reef Beige Limestone
  sold by Luxury Countertops
Shells Reef Beige Limestone sold by Luxury Countertops

Limestone has many uses. It is used as a building material: patio pavers, landscaping rock, road gravel, concrete aggregate and soil conditioner. Limestone concrete is not only one of the most important building materials today; it is one of the oldest building materials too. In addition, limestone is used as an additive to paint and other products, and a source of calcium carbonate which is used in a lot of products including antacids.

Remember about LIMESTONE:

  • Resists heat well;
  • It scratches easily;
  • Etched by acids, including soft drinks;
  • Absorbs oils and other liquids;
  • Requires a penetrating sealant before and after grouting for care and maintenance;
  • It should be sealed every one or two years to reduce staining;
  • Should be clean with warm water and natural stone cleaners;
  • Should only be cleaned with neutral pH detergents;
  • Deep stains require a poultice;
  • It should never be cleaned at pressures above 800 PSI.

Limestone Care & Maintenance:

ALWAYS clean up spills immediately to minimize damage NEVER wait to clean up spills on limestone
ALWAYS use trivets or mats under hot dishes and cookware NEVER use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub cleaners
ALWAYS use placemats under china, ceramics, silver and other objects that can scratch the stone's surface NEVER use vinegar, bleach, ammonia or other general-purpose cleaners
ALWAYS use coasters under glasses, especially if they contain alcohol or citrus juices NEVER use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleansers or soft cleansers
ALWAYS seal the surface periodically to protect it NEVER use scouring powders and abrasives because they will scratch the surface
ALWAYS dust the interior limestone floors frequently using a clean non-treated dry dust mop NEVER use vacuum cleaners that are worn because they may scratch the surface.

Read more about LIMESTONE here.

Enjoy the classic elegance of the limestone unique surface you have in your property!

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  1. yashimpex
    yashimpexWednesday, September 7, 2016, 1:21

    Limestone and marble are very reactive to acid solutions which are damage in acid rain. Many limestone statue and building can damage. You can use limestone maintaining chemical which has neutral or mild alkaline-based cleaner.

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