Limestone is a versatile and fantastic natural stone that is characterized by its soft beige and tan color. Residing in the sedimentary rock classification, Limestone is made with mostly calcium carbonate, layered silt and organic matter that have settled at the bottom of warm, shallow marine waters. Over time, heat and pressure cause chemical reactions to harden the sediments into solid stone. Polished or honed, this porous stone can be found in a variety of applications, from architecture, to sculpture, and in our case, bathrooms, kitchens, fireplaces, countertops and many other settings.
Limestone is found in abundance around the world and Canada is the main source of quality material in North America. Because of its make-up, limestone does not fare well with acidic solutions and applying a sealant is highly recommended to protect from stains. Using proper cleaning techniques and handling any spills immediately will also keep your limestone is excellent condition.