How to look after your Limestone bathroom

Your bathroom is one of the busiest rooms in your home and is not only frequented by yourself and your family but visitors too. With the need to impress and the desire for durability, many homeowners choose to use limestone in their bathroom designs. As with any surface, the key to getting your money’s worth is how you treat and care for your limestone bathroom.

The first thing you need to take note of is the fact that limestone is quite porous so it needs to be treated as soon as you have it installed. Use a quality sealer to protect your surfaces. The best option is a penetrating sealer for the best level of protection.

Should you spill something on your limestone surfaces, you should wipe it up immediately and clean the surface to prevent it from penetrating. The sealer prevents instant penetration but you still need to clean your surfaces immediately to prevent later penetration.

Remember to use a pH neutral cleaner on your limestone surfaces. Limestone is sensitive to acidic substances so take care. Read the label on the bottle to make sure that it is safe for natural stone before you use it.

Keep any cosmetics, oils and other chemicals off your limestone surfaces. Place them in your bathroom cupboard or on a stylish tray to prevent them from coming into direct contact with the limestone. It’s a lot easier to clean a tray than to try to repair damage to your limestone surfaces as a result of a spill and you can use your tray as a kind of stylish accessory too.