We are currently looking at the four most important things to know about limestone.
Today, we look at IMPORTANT THING #2: DENSITY & STRENGTH.
As with all natural stones, limestone has a wide range of density/strength. It is important to pair the durability and cleaning expectations with your application when selecting natural stone.
Some of the very light limestone out of Turkey can be extremely porous and should be sealed BEFORE installation (they can permanently stain during the installation process) and are suitable only on walls and the lightest of traffic areas (like bathrooms).
On the other end of the spectrum, is limestone from the Jura region of Germany, which has been subject to intense heat and pressure over time and can have density and hardness surpassing granite!
For more information on how to design with limestone visit us at our Scottsdale Showroom.
Stay tuned for our next post on limestone pricing.