Limestone can be difficult to maintain if a proper maintenance cycle is not put in place from the point of installation. As it is usually not polished, the problem of scratching is not as big an issue as it is with marble, however if proper barrier matting is not introduced even a honed surface will lose its attractiveness. The most important factor to consider with the limestone maintenance process is the possibility of staining. Its calcite composition makes it susceptible to acid attack from spilt food and drink. Its high porosity can also mean oil will permeate the surface and leave staining if it is not properly sealed with a penetrative sealer.
Limestone can make a beautiful addition to any home's kitchen or bathroom. The stone adds a lovely natural beauty and a touch of the outdoors into your home. Limestone is formed from sand and the shells of aquatic life, which makes it an environmentally friendly choice when designing a new bathroom or kitchen. The range of blues the stone is available in are particular to limestone, and not found in any other choice of stone countertops. There are varying degrees of hardness that limestone is available in, which is important to keep in mind when you are deciding if you want it in the kitchen or bathroom.
Limestone is very resistant to moisture, which makes the stone a great choice if you have installed a steam shower in your bathroom. The stone is also naturally cool to the touch, which is beneficial in the kitchen for baked goods to cool. It is highly resistant to heat and will not discolor from hot pots or pans. This feature also makes limestone a very popular choice for accenting fireplaces. Professional bakers often use the stone to roll dough because the dough will not stick to the surface. Due to limestone's porous nature, some people believe that it is a nightmare to clean and stains easily. This is not always the case if spills are attended to immediately.
Limestone countertops can add so much to a home's décor. Unlike some countertops, with proper care and maintenance, limestone can last a lifetime.
BNA Stone uses industry standard equipment and techniques to deliver beautiful results in your Limestone, giving it a shiny and attractive appearance.
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