About Limestone Tiles
Limestone tiles, and limestone as a building material in general, have been a significant element in construction plans since the beginning of civilization.
Here are just a few examples to better illustrate this: the Colosseum in Rome, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza in Egypt, the Parthenon, and the Temple of Artemis in Greece. Then, in more modern times consider the Empire State Building in New York, the Pentagon, and the Washington National Cathedral in Washington D.C. These examples give you an initial understanding of the significance of limestone and limestone tiles in architecture.
Architects and designers such as Mies van der Rohe, Antoine Predock, Zaha Hadid, Arquitectonica, Louis Sullivan, Sir Norman Foster, and many other design professionals have worked with limestone. This includes facades, paving, wall cladding, flooring, hardscapes, and more.
Country Floors Limestone Tiles
Country Floors is very aware of this long historical legacy of limestone and limestone in tile and mosaic forms. Our corporate culture promotes an appreciation for how to use this unique resource in a responsible manner. This approach has been nurtured over the course of our 60-year history. We have learned many lessons working with both professional designers and sophisticated homeowners.
Now, please review a few of our limestone tile collections, such as Casablanca Honed Limestone, Champagne Honed Limestone, and Seashell Antiqued Limestone. We hope that this will offer a greater appreciation for this timeless stone.
Where to Install Limestone Tiles
Limestone in tile format does very well as interior flooring and wall covering both residentially and commercially. Time and experience have proven this to be the case.
Can I Use Limestone Tiles in the Bathroom?
Limestone tiles will perform very well in the typical bathroom setting. There must be a certain amount of practical knowledge brought to the situation by the end user. Since limestone is a product of nature, some level of protection from aggressive agents such as uric acid, nail polish remover, bleach cleaners, and similar substances is needed. This will result in the best and longest-lasting results.
Also, please take some time to evaluate and discuss the slip-fall question. Limestone tile flooring and wet feet need to be given the proper consideration. Every situation is somewhat unique, with distinctions based on various user behaviors and patterns of usage.
The Natural Stone Institute is a wonderful source of knowledge and gives both the designer and homeowner objective and well-thought-out ideas. It also makes good sense to consult with a Country Floors design professional. You may also choose to review product specifications on our product pages to gather better information on product-specific areas of usage.
More about Limestone Tiles
Limestone is a sedimentary stone that is composed mostly of calcite. It is typically formed in shallow marine waters. More information is available by visiting Geology.com for additional detail about this interesting material.