What is Limestone?
Made up of the bones of sea life and shaped by the sand, Limestone brings the earth’s history and beauty into your home. Over the past few years, it has become increasingly popular, adding value to your home. Available in an array of beiges, grays, whites, yellows and browns there’s several aesthetics limestone will coordinate with. And, let’s be honest, having a piece of earth’s history in your house is just an added benefit.
What are the Pros of Limestone?
- This is a budget-friendly option.
- You don’t have to worry about setting hot pans on it. It is naturally heat resistant.
- It lasts… For reference, Limestone contributed to the building of the pyramids. If you take care of it, your countertops are here to stay.
- The fossils that went into its makeup give it a unique texture and appearance.
- Because it’s all-natural, and you can’t use harsh cleaners, limestone countertops are an eco-friendly choice!
What are the Cons of Limestone?
- It is prone to scratching, so use a cutting board. (It’ll dull your knives anyway.)
- It requires more upkeep because of its softer and more porous makeup.
- You must wipe up spills immediately to avoid stains or etching.
How to Care and Maintain Limestone
- Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaners; ensure that your cleaner isn’t acidic.
- Avoid stiff sponges, use a soft rag, and ensure that you wipe away any residue to avoid water stains.
- If you scratch your countertops, you can gently buff them out. Follow with a polish.
- If you happen to stain your countertops, mix a paste of equal parts of flour and hydrogen peroxide. It’ll draw it right out!
- To keep your Limestone countertops as beautiful as the day they arrived, apply sealant at least once per year.