Giallo Atlantide Limestone Slab

LIMESTONE

Composed largely of calcite, limestone is a sedimentary rock that is light in color, usually in off-whites and pale gray. A hard, durable stone, its popular remodeling uses include patio pavers, countertops and bathroom vanities. At Stone LA, we seal our limestone countertops to offer the ultimate in durability and long-lasting beauty.

 

Interesting Facts: 

Limestone is a sedimentary rock, mainly composed of mineral calcite. The primary source of the calcite is usually marine organisms, which settle out of the water column and are deposited on the ocean floors as pelagic ooze. A sedimentary rock formed by a chemical transformation in relation to various organisms such as coral, algae, and bivalves. Limestone is also formed as a carbonate precipitate around small particles in water or is deposited by waters rich in calcium carbonate, making it very easy to see fossils in the surface.

 

For your kitchen or bathroom: 

 

Limestone counter tops are some of the most beautiful countertop options out there, and also some of the most expensive. With all of the intricate details, such as fossils and other natural inclusions, it’s hard to not oogle at the wonder of nature when viewing limestone. Again, this is a very porous stone, much more so than granite and can stain if not properly maintained and cared for. Be very careful with vinegar, citric fruit and other foods like tomatoes, as they are acidic. With all natural stone, the best practice is to dampen the countertop with water before you work with these foods and liquids, and immediately clean up by rinsing the top well after you get these acids on the surface.

For your kitchen or bathroom:

 

In general, marble is much softer than granite or other materials so it is most susceptible to stains or streaks. To clean the marble all you will need is a bit of neutral cleaner, stone soap (available at hardware stores) or a mild liquid dish washing detergent and warm water. Use a soft cloth for best results. Too much cleaner or soap used during cleaning may cause a film residue and cause streaking to occur on your marble sculpture. Never use products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acids on marble. Always rinse the surface thoroughly after washing with the soap solution and dry with a soft cloth

 

Limestone Kitchen

Limestone Vanity