“Our limestone collection consists of an array of textures, colours and sizes.”
Limestone is a sedimentary rock, geologically formed by the consolidation of seashells and marine sediments. This calcareous stone is usually light in colour with delicate shell and mineral mottling. A popular wall tile, limestone’s darker varieties are less prolific.
Our range encompasses a number of colours and shades to match your room decor. Characterised by its practicality, warmth and versatility, this durable stone is a perennial favourite for many. Our limestone collection consists of an array of textures, colours and sizes.
RMS Limestone Tiles
Limestone tiles are available in variety of finishes, including honed, polished and sandblasted. The range is also available in a number of different sizes. Use limestone tiles when you want a warm, rustic look in a commercial or residential space. Limestone is a natural material that, when implemented around the home, will not only add character to a lacklustre room but can beautifully complement other materials within it. To compliment the natural beauty of the stone, a number of finishes are also available including brushed, honed and tumbled. Its practical nature allows it to be a seamless link between internal and external applications.
Projects Using RMS Limestone Tiles
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About Limestone Tiles
Limestone floor and wall tiles bring an entirely unique level of luxury and visual warmth to interiors. Lapicida stocks a breathtaking array of limestone tiles of the very highest quality. The natural stone is available in a range of different colours, tones, textures and finishes including honed, polished, tumbled and distressed. In addition, we have an Antique Reclaimed collection of limestone tiles of rare provenance.
Formed by settled sedimentary rocks pressurizing at the bottom of the sea, limestone becomes a strong and solid surface: ideal as flooring material. The muted tones of limestone tiles give any space a clean and comfortable feel. Generally found in soft beiges and tans, limestone tiles offer an informal, relaxed feel. This premium flooring option comes in over many color tones.
With its neutral palette and highly textured appearance, limestone tile flooring emulates the natural beauty of hardwood, but it still gives you the hard-wearing, long-lasting qualities of a natural stone product. If you’re looking for a modern take on classic limestone, the Chenille White option is vein-cut. As a result, striations in the tile resemble the natural variations of hardwood, combined with the unique character of natural stone. For rooms where natural stone seems more practical than hardwood, limestone plank-shaped tile can add a similar rustic, textured charm. Some limestone flooring options are also suitable for exterior applications, and they can add a rustic, natural look to your walkway or outdoor space.
Different Types of Surface Finishings
Limestone’s wide range of natural colors makes it a great flooring option for just about any space. It’s available in soft browns,creams, and grays, and it can provide exceptional design versatility as an understated, yet classic, flooring option. It also comes in a range levels of variation—from combinations that vary slightly to multiple distinct hues with greater variation in veining and color. Limestone can be arranged in a multitude of patterns, including a classic square arrangement, a mixed Versailles pattern, or a modern chevron motif. The modern sizes and formats of limestone tile flooring help further expand the design capabilities of this versatile stone, and it’s available in a variety of finishes that range from a glossy polished sheen to a matte, honed finish.
Limestone possesses the resiliency and longevity that’s typical of authentic natural stone flooring. However, limestone has a bit of a softer feel. Its texture provides a comfortable flooring surface and helps it to be relatively easy to maintain. Limestone tiles must be sealed, which makes them easy to clean and allows for dust and debris to be simply swept up. Like all natural stone floors, you’ll want to avoid contact with abrasive products in order to keep the tiles looking their best.
Knowledge Base: Limestone is a sedimentary rock, composed mainly of skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral, forams and molluscs. Its major materials are the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). About 10% of sedimentary rocks are limestones. The solubility of limestone in water and weak acid solutions leads to karst landscapes, in which water erodes the limestone over thousands to millions of years. Most cave systems are through limestone bedrock. Limestone has numerous uses: as a building material, an essential component of concrete (Portland cement), as aggregate for the base of roads, as white pigment or filler in products such as toothpaste or paints, as a chemical feedstock for the production of lime, as a soil conditioner, or as a popular decorative addition to rock gardens. The first geologist to distinguish limestone from dolomite was Belsazar Hacquet in 1778.