Limestone tile is available in an almost endless array of colors, sizes, textures and finishes. With so many choices, it’s possible to create just about any look imaginable using limestone tile.
Where to Use Limestone Tile
Interior Uses– Limestone can be used for floors and walls in every area of the home, including bathrooms.
While the material has been used for counter tops, it is not as resistant to wear as some of the newer materials on the market.
A bathroom counter that gets little use may be a great application for a limestone counter, but it would be wise to select a different material for higher traffic counter top areas.
Exterior Uses – Limestone flooring tiles also make a great exterior cladding, suitable for pool decks, patios, and other landscape features.
Each specific limestone varies from the next, so be sure to check on factors such as slip resistance and stain resistance when making your choice.
There are various types of limestone flooring. Some may think that all types of limestone flooring are porous, because they have had a bad experience with a porous limestone. But that is not the case.
Some limestones are harder and denser than marble. Others are very porous. All limestone cannot be lumped into one category in terms of performance features.
What Countries Produce Limestone
Limestone is quarried from all around the world.
Popular limestone on the market today comes from: France, Germany, Egypt, Jerusalem, Turkey and the United States.
Limestone Flooring Tile Sizes
Limestone is available in a large variety of sizes, including 12×12, 16×16, 18×18 and 24×24. Some factories are even producing even larger sizes, such as 18×36, 24×48 and larger.
Polished and honed are pretty much standard textures for natural stone, but some limestone is also available in other surfaces.
Brushed – This is a treatment that adds a little texture to the surface, sometimes even exposing some hidden veins for greater visual excitement.
Flamed – This treatment adds even more texture and is often used outside where more slip resistance is desired.
Leathered– The leathered finish falls between the brushed and flamed finish.
Subscribe to Newsletter
Get the latest trends as well as special sales with The Stone Quarry newsletter
We just completed a full remodel of our master bathroom. We bought all our tile including floor, shower walls, shower floor and vanity quartz tops from the Stone Quarry of Jupiter. Jolinda was so great to work with and very helpful making suggestions on style and color schemes. Everything came in on a timely manner and in great condition. We love it all! We highly recommend working with her and will definitely work with her on future projects.
Jolinda is beyond phenomenal. We were looking for an alternative for hardwood flooring in our office suite, because we did not want to deal with the upkeep of hardwood. She opened our eyes to tiles that have that desired wood-grain finish at a cost effective manner with a personal touch.
The owner, Jolinda, has a wonderful eye for color and has filled her store with treasures. She helped me pick out a superior product that was in my budget and is a real pleasure to work with. Check out the Stone Quarry of Jupiter! You'll be happy you did.