What are Limestone Pavers?

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  • Written By: Nychole Price
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 18 February 2018
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Limestone pavers are natural stone pavers that are found in the mountains or produced from the ocean sea bed. After they are quarried, the stones are cut to paver thickness and sold in tile stores throughout the world. Because of their durability, these pavers are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

Kitchen and bathroom floors are the most common places for people to lay this type of paver. Because limestone pavers are porous, they can accommodate a lot of water, making them slip-resistant. This is a great feature to have in areas where water is likely to spill onto the floor. When used indoors, limestone pavers must be sealed to prevent damage caused by acidic products. When acid makes contact with limestone, it will remove the limestone's polish and strip the natural texture.

When used outdoors, this type of paver works great for areas around the pool. Once again, their ability to hold a large amount of water makes for a non-slip surface. Limestone pavers also tend to stay cool underfoot, preventing feet from burning when entering and exiting the pool. Due to the chlorine additive found in pools, the pavers will need to be sealed so they aren't stripped of their natural finish.

Driveways are the perfect place to lay this type of paver. Because they can hold such a large amount of water, they will not crack during periods of freeze and thaw temperatures. They aren't damaged by direct sunlight, meaning they don't need to be sealed or coated unless they are exposed to acidic chemicals. They can handle high traffic and heavy weights without cracking.

Their are several uses for limestone pavers besides the aforementioned. They can be used to landscape the outskirts of gardens, courtyards, verandas, pathways, patios, courtyards and entertainment areas. The uses for natural limestone are limited by your imagination.

The color of the limestone pavers is determined by where they originated from. The color is so varied that even quarries situated within miles of each other can produce as many as six different colors. Most often, limestone that originated from Indiana is light grey or buff, while Weirton limestone is beige, cream or black. Besides color, there can also be differences in texture, veining and specks.

When installed, limestone pavers can lie in a simple, or extravagant pattern. Due to the fact that they aren't brittle, these pavers can be cut into any shape to meet the requirements of the pattern you choose. Extravagant patterns include the basket weave, herringbone, running bond, vertical, spiral, circular and horizontal. Simple patterns should always be used when the area is small to avoid a cluttered appearance.



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