Limestone has been at the forefront of high quality architecture and design for thousands of years, from the Parthenon in Athens to the Giza pyramids. The warm tones of limestone help create an impressive old-world antique look combined with a luxurious aesthetic. A practical and durable material by nature, limestone is wonderful to walk on. Popular uses for limestone tiles include terraces, bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, wall cladding, vanity tops, furniture and ornate stonework. Limestone tiles are the stone of choice for elegant projects – the soft look and smooth feeling surface is the main reason for the popularity of this material.
Limestone tiles are a great flooring option. Limestone is sedimentary rock formed at the bottom of lakes and shallow seas with the accumulation of shells, bones and other calcium rich materials. Limestone is predominantly composed of calcite. The organic matter which settles in lakes or seas, are preserved as fossils. Limestones that will take a polish are considered marbles by most people, but technically, if there are still shells visible or the structure is not crystalline, it is still a Limestone.
Harmony Stone Gallery is a leading importer of limestone tiling and provides a range of limestone tiles that you can view here on our website, or preferably visit our Sydney showroom and view the opulence of limestone tiles for yourself.
Common Sizes for Limestone Tiles
Limestone tiles come in a variety of sizes and thickness. Most common sizes for indoor flooring, walls and paving are 400mm x 400mm, 600mm x 400mm and French Patterning.
Ideally Limestone Tiles used as indoor floor tiles should be less than 20mm thick. For use on bathroom walls the ideal thickness is 12mm. If used outdoors as a paver, 30mm thickness is recommended unless laid on a concrete base where a thinner Limestone tile may be used.
Thickness will increase generally from 12mm for wall tiles, up to 20mm for floor tiles and 30mm for pavers.
Larger and smaller tiles are available usually by special order.
Common Surface Finishes for Limestone Tiles
Polished: Sanded to a shiny surface
Honed: Semi polished to a matt finish.
Brushed: Textured surface to give an antiquated appearance
Tumbled: Rough finish to give an aged look
Sandblasted: Finely textured surface