Where and how do we make use of limestone slabs?
Limestone is one of the most versatile materials that we can ever come across, especially when it comes to building.
In our stone factory, we have manufactured limestone for a variety of projects, including:
- exterior and interior wall cladding
- door frame molding
- vanity tops
These are just some of what we can do with limestone slabs, and we will go around them one by one in this article.
Products Made Using Limestone
The application of limestone is rich and unlimited. It can be used according to your design. We have listed the following 9 applications as references. It’s welcome if you have more creations, and the customization is warmly welcome.
Limestone Wall Cladding or Veneer
We apply exterior cladding to protect the structure of a building from harsh weather and temperature changes, which can cause damage to walls, such as cracks and stains, among many others.
The interior cladding, on the other hand, is usually for design and aesthetics. But there are also other advantages, such as insulation or noise reduction.
Having limestone veneer means enveloping your building with durable protection, especially in places with unpredictable weather.
You will also have the option for customization, such as this beige limestone wall cladding in squares.
If you want a bit of texture on the cladding, we recommend choosing this limestone with split finishing.
This interior cladding is also an example of a design we can do with limestone as the material.
Beige Limestone Step Stairs Molding
Limestone Door Frame Molding
We already know why door frames are essential: they hold the door’s weight. So no matter how intense the door is but the structure is weak, we might need to call the repair man multiple times.
Limestone will be a wise choice because of its durability and strength, plus the availability of complete manufacturing equipment in our factory also enables us to customize the shape and details of the frame molding
This white limestone door frame with grooves and a simple crown mold on top is an example of how we can customize the stone into a molding design.
Columns are vertical elements acting as support, decoration, or both. Doric and Tuscan columns are the strongest we can use on the ground floors to support the floor level (or roof) above.
Traditionally, we use marble with columns, but limestone is also compatible. We always ensure that our slabs have high compressive strength since we don’t want cracks to occur, especially when heavy loads are put on the natural stone.
For decoration, limestone is easy to shape and carve. So we can add details such as grooves and other ancient Greek designs—acanthus leaves, volutes (scrolls), and the egg-and-darts.
A table is necessary anywhere, especially in houses or commercial establishments like restaurants and hotels. Our tables must be durable without sacrificing the quality of their physical appearance.
Manufacturing limestone tables is one of our factory’s specialties, and we provide different kinds of them, such as:
- dining tables
- coffee tables
- side and end tables
Since natural limestone slabs are easy to shape (provided that you have the right equipment), we also offer customizations.
Limestone Floor Tiles
Limestone flooring is one of the top choices for many because it is not difficult to maintain, especially in the cleaning part.
We can sweep and mop limestone tiles, but we must use water sparingly. If there is a need to deep clean or the floor has accumulated stains, we can use limestone cleaners to ensure they won’t harm the stone.
For the appearance, we recommend the tumbled limestone for its smooth and classic worn-out or antique effect. The place will turn out elegant when combined with the stone’s naturally soft and neutral color.
Skirting fills the gap between the wall and the floor. This gap often shows the uneven edges of the wall, and leaving it in the open makes the interior look irregular.
A limestone skirting board can seamlessly transition between the floor and the wall. It can also help protect the latter from damages and scratches that can happen because of foot traffic and the bumping of furniture.
In terms of cleaning and maintenance, limestone skirtings have medium resistance to stains. We can remove the accumulation of dirt by using a limestone cleaner and a soft cloth to avoid too much friction.
Aside from these, the notable characteristics of limestone as skirting boards are:
- tolerant to temperature changes
- stylish with different colors and finish
This is an example of a tumbled limestone skirting in beige with a square edge profile.
A limestone staircase (can be called stairs or steps), is the best for a multi-story house or building if we want to have a sturdy staircase that ensures the safety of the people.
One of the disadvantages of wooden stairs is the susceptibility to termites that weakens the wood, and it can be slippery too.
With natural stones such as limestone, we can have stairs that are:
- not noisy when stepped on
- cannot be infested by termites
- strong and sturdy to carry heavy weight
- allergy-friendly since they don’t accumulate allergens the way carpet stairs do
Moreover, a limestone staircase is timeless in beauty and is always a good addition to the place’s value.
Limestone Vanity Top
The vanity top is a centerpiece of the bathroom.
Limestone vanity tops are aesthetically beautiful that contribute to the “dream bathroom” appearance while providing full functionality that withstands the damage-causing products we use on them.
Makeup, toothpaste, shampoo, and even water come in contact with bathroom vanity tops which can eventually wear them down. With limestone, wear and tear won’t come until plenty of decades.
However, they might need sealing to help strengthen their quality. Other than that, limestone vanity tops—especially honed—require minimum maintenance. Just keep them clean after use, and they will be alright.
Limestone Kitchen Countertop
Limestone slabs can be countertops in the kitchen, providing a place for food preparation.
Since it is where we will cut vegetables, mix ingredients, make the dough, and sometimes even eat directly, it has to be:
- tolerant to heat
- can handle scratches from knives or other kitchen utensils
Limestone is naturally heat resistant and waterproof enough to scratches. For the latter, we recommend a white limestone slab so they won’t be noticeable.
This natural stone also has antibacterial properties, which are beneficial for a place with food, but we still have to put effort into keeping it clean. Wiping it off with a soft cloth will usually do the trick, especially if it is a spill or food marks.
Limestone or Marble: Which One Should I Use?
We manufacture and create projects made with limestone and marble, and both natural stones are durable and beautiful in their ways.
Marble is an altered limestone by heat and pressure, and the former is more complex than the latter, according to the Mohs Hardness Scale.
- limestone – 3.5
- marble – 4
The higher the number, then the more complex the stone is. But this doesn’t mean limestone is less sturdy; it will depend on where we use them.
Marble is more diverse in color and patterns, and limestone mostly has soft and subtle ones like white, black, grey, and brown.
Both are porous and need sealing depending on the product type (e.g., countertops and tables).
But we don’t recommend using marble outdoors as it is sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) light, and the colors will fade. Limestone, however, doesn’t have this weakness, and we can use it as exterior wall cladding, outdoor tables, and external door frames.
Limestone is a versatile material that we can use anywhere, especially in building structures and furniture.
Wall cladding—interior and exterior—is better with limestone, as well as door frame moldings, columns, and flooring that need to look spectacular while not deteriorating or fading when placed outside.
Indoor furniture and necessities such as tables and tops (counter or vanity) can also be made with limestone to ensure quality in functionality and appearance.
Now, it is your turn. Which of these limestone products do you want us to create? Let us know in the comments below, or send us a direct message.