Meet limestone, a perfect natural stone to use in projects

Meet limestone, a perfect natural stone to use in projects

Limestone is a type of rock that has been gaining ground as a coating both indoors and outdoors. With a unique rustic charm, the material can stand out in different proposals. Learn more about this stone, see its main features and discover its advantages and disadvantages:

What is limestone: discover the trending natural coating

According to architect Aline Schönfelder, from Studio As Arquitetura and her partner at Joel Hardt Marmoria Hardt , “Limestone is a natural limestone composed of different portions of sand, clay and iron oxide. It is precisely these elements that determine its tonality, porosity, hardness and texture”.

The professionals explain that “the presence of fossils is frequent, which are usually fragmented”. Traded types can be rough or polished. About stone becoming a trend, the architect explains that it is a very versatile, elegant and sophisticated material.

Aline adds that “as we are living in a post-pandemic era, the more natural, the better”. She says that this and other natural stones were featured in decoration shows in Brazil, boosting their use of different forms in environments.

Regarding the influence of biophilic design , Aline explains that it is “a way of bringing a little piece of nature into our homes and, consequently, contributing to an improvement in our health and well-being”.

According to professionals, the average price may vary from region to region and according to the place of extraction or if the product was imported from another country. But, they point out that the material presents “excellent cost-benefit when compared to marble or granite”.

Limestone features to recognize the stone

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It is not always easy to identify stone types. Therefore, Aline and Joel talk about the main characteristics of the materials produced by limestone. Check out:

  • Natural roughness;
  • Little (or almost) no shine;
  • Delicate material;
  • Can be used in different indoor and outdoor applications;
  • It presents varied shades according to its natural composition.

Because it is a natural material, each stone has a unique look, which gives charm and sophistication to the decoration.

Advantages and disadvantages for your work

Professionals also highlight the advantages and disadvantages of using this material in the composition of environments:

Benefits

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  • Ease in the composition of environments;
  • Does not retain heat;
  • High durability;
  • Practicality in cleaning, as all you need is a damp cloth, detergent and water.

Disadvantages

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  • It is susceptible to scratches and stains;
  • It has a more porous structure and therefore easily absorbs juices, alcoholic beverages and very strong cleaning products;
  • It must receive waterproofing to be used on kitchen countertops and vats.

It is important to analyze the cost-benefit and the place where the stone will be used before defining if this is the best material for your project, as well as enlisting the help of architects and other qualified professionals.

20 photos of how to use limestone in decoration

Limestone is a versatile material and can be used in different ways in environments, check out some ideas:

1. Limestone is a stone of immense beauty

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2. Which stands out with its natural and rustic appearance

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3. It is a coating widely used in bathrooms and toilets.

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4. Can beautifully compose a carved vat

CAROL NICOLINI

5. Or coat the walls and floors of the environment

MANUEL CLAVEL ROJO

6. But, your charm can also appear in other spaces

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7. And make the living room much more elegant

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8. The subtlety of limestone blends beautifully with striking materials

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9. Its colors are normally clear

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10. But your tone may vary depending on your background

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11. Limestone is a sophisticated material for decoration

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12. That looks beautiful on countertops

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CHRIS SILVEIRA

13. Can be used on stairs

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14. And as flooring throughout the house

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15. Its versatility is such that it covers facades

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16. Decorate external walls

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BOSCARDIN CORSI

17. And it can even be used in swimming pools and water features

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18. Limestone is a strong and beautiful stone for the fireplace

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DEBORA AGUIAR

19. That adds a natural and modern touch

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20. There are several ways to use limestone in your home

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Success in decoration, limestone is a material full of beauty and sophistication to use in your project. And if you appreciate natural materials in environments, also check out other options for decorative stones .

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