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LIMESTONE NATURAL STONE PAVERS

 
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Limestone Pavers are popular choice because of its rugged rustic look and durability, yet has a refined beauty all of its own that creates a timeless, modern feel that never dates! Our Limestone is available in a range of Pavers, pavers, steps and exterior cladding, to suit a wide variety of uses making it a versatile stone that can used for various indoor and outdoor applications.

Limestone Pavers can be used on both walls and floors, and can be installed in kitchens, bathrooms, living areas, bedrooms, and outdoor entertaining areas. Limestone is hypoallergenic, allergen and bacteria resistant and when treated is stain and moisture resistant thus making it the ideal choice for your home. We recommend you seal your Limestone with our range of Lithofin sealers, make sure you use an impregnating oil which will soak into the stone whilst avoiding any major change in appearance. You will also want to use a product which will act as a barrier to oil and water-based stains.


Where can you use Limestone Pavers?

Limestone is an important building material and has been used for several thousand years around the world. Limestone has long been used as a stone for building and is common throughout Europe in Cathedrals and Palaces.

Limestone Pavers are an aesthetically pleasing option for use on walls and floors and offer a distinctly natural and luxurious look. Limestone Pavers provide a tough and durable high quality surface with surprisingly good grip and can be easily cleaned and maintained.

Common Sizes for Limestone Pavers

Limestone Pavers come in a variety of sizes and thickness. Most common sizes for indoor flooring, walls and paving are 300mm x 300mm, 400mm x 400mm, 500mm x 500mm, 600mm x 600mm, 600mm x 300mm, 600mm x 400mm.

Ideally Limestone Pavers used as indoor floor ties should be less than 20mm thick. For use on bathroom walls the ideal thickness is 12mm. If used outdoors as a paver, 30mm thickness is recommended unless laid on a concrete base where a thinner Limestone tile may be used.

Thickness will increase generally from 12mm for wall Pavers, upto 20mm for floor Pavers and 30mm for pavers.

Larger and smaller Pavers are available usually by special order.

Common Surface Finishes for Limestone Pavers

Polished: Sanded to a shiny surface
Honed: Semi polished to a matt finish.
Brushed: Textured surface to give an antiquated appearance.
Tumbled: Rough finish to give an aged look

Choosing the right Limestone Tile for your Project

When buying Limestone Pavers, it is important to note that there are numerous styles available that are suitable for different areas of the home.

Due to the robust and versatile nature of limestone Pavers, most are suitable for all rooms and living conditions. Limestone Pavers are the perfect choice for kitchens, bathrooms and all other rooms that experience moist, humid or wet conditions on a regular basis as they comprise low porosity and high durability. Limestone is perfect for all outdoor applications.

Natural Limestone Pavers will help to create a relaxing and peaceful ambiance in the home as their seemingly fragile beauty is one to which the human eye is subtly attracted. Natural Brushed Limestone is often used in bathroom and kitchen floor Pavers and features a delightful matt finish.

Brushed limestone is also ideal as an outdoor and pool surround tile.

Installation of Natural Stone Pavers

Limestone Pavers are always subject to slight variation from tile to tile and batch to batch. This is normal as they are a product of nature. Rosa Stone recommends the blending of Pavers.

The Pavers should be set aside to dry prior to tiling to check for unsightly Pavers and colour variation. If you have selected a large number of Pavers you may want to mix them up to separate any batch variations.

Once you have installed the Pavers we can not accept any responsibility for damaged Pavers or wrong Pavers being fitted.

Quite often the limestone pavers appear darker than the samples you observed. This is generally because the Pavers are wet, and only appear darker. Natural stone Pavers are produced in a wet environment using a lot of water. You will need to dry your Pavers out before tiling to make sure they are the same colour.

Some natural stone Pavers have little chips due to the packaging and movement during transit, this is normal and is accepted as the norm in the tile industry. Always inspect and shuffle your Pavers prior to tiling to get the best results.

Limestone Tiles & Pavers should be laid by a Floor & Wall Tiling Services Specialist.

Physical Properties of Limestone Pavers

Physically, Limestones are quite impervious, Hard, Compact, fine to very fine grained calcareous rocks of sedimentary nature.
 
Hardness 3 to 4 on Moh's Scale
Density 2.5 to 2.7 Kg/cm3
Compressive Strength 60-170 N/mm2
Water Absorption Less than 1%
Porosity Quite low
Weather Impact Resistant


Chemical Properties of Limestone Pavers

Chemically, they are calcareous rocks principally of calcic minerals with minor amounts of alumina, ferric & alkaline oxides
 
Lime (CaO) 38-42%
Silica (SiO2) 15-18%
Alumina (Al2O3) 3-5%
MgO 0.5 to 3%
FeO + Fe2O3 1-1.5%
Alkalies 1-1.5%
Loss On Ignition (LOI) 30-32%


Note: Limestone Pavers, like Travertine Pavers, Marble Pavers and other calcareous stones, are referred to as acid sensitive. Calcareous stones are readily dissolved in acid, therefore acidic products should not be used on Limestone, Travertine and Marble Pavers.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss your project requirements with one of our natural stone specialists.

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