What is limestone?

When choosing between various surfaces for your kitchen or bathroom, you might want find it helpful to learn a bit more about how different types of stone are formed. Limestone is one of the most popular options for worktops and each slab is uniquely beautiful.

Limestone is a sedimentary rock. This means that it is formed when small pieces of stone or rock are compacted together under extreme pressure. Limestone was used during the building of the Egyptian pyramids and the Romans mixed limestone with volcanic ash to build numerous structures.

Since this kind of stone is formed under such conditions, it’s easy to see why this stone is known for its durability. The fact that limestone often contains fossils also adds to its aesthetic appeal. Limestone is known for being somewhat softer than certain other types of natural stone but it still holds up really well for many years. Just like granite, slate, and other types of natural stone, it’s always advisable to seal limestone regularly, clean up spills promptly, and avoid prolonged contact with hot pots and pans.

Limestone is one of the most reasonably priced of all natural stone worktops and it will more than pay for itself over the years. Rather than replacing inferior quality worktops every few years, you can enjoy quality countertops that will last a lifetime!