Possible disadvantages of limestone worktops

25-Feb-2016 More and more homeowners are choosing to install natural stone worktops in their kitchens, bathrooms and even other areas around the house. Given the financial investment required, it’s no surprise that buyers are always looking for the best, yet most cost effective option of all.

It’s not just about understanding the advantages but the disadvantages as well. In some cases, one particular disadvantage could be enough to persuade a buyer to choose a different type of stone.

The one main downside of installing limestone is the fact that it is considerably softer than most other types of natural stone. This means that it is more susceptible to damage like scratches and chips. It is also quire porous which means that it needs to be properly sealed on a regular basis to ensure maximum protection against stains and other damage.

Despite these slight flaws, limestone adds undeniable warmth to your home along with superb elegance. They can also be found at significantly reasonable prices which means that they are often the most affordable of all. As for the scratching and chipping, the key is to always use a chopping board and protect your surfaces. This is true for any natural stone worktop and it is the best method of protecting them against any kind of damage. As for the porosity, sealing on a regular basis will do the trick.

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