Limestone is a naturally formed sedimentary stone, comprised mainly of calcite. Limestone takes many years to form underneath the surface of the earth by means of remarkable pressure. There is no any other stone that exhibits the unique features of Limestone, which makes it a popular option for all kinds of construction and landscaping projects.

Limestone paving is a great option for outdoor fixtures such as pool surroundings, terraces and more. It’s also ideal for indoor environments such as corridors and bathrooms in offices and homes. Limestone tiles are a perfect option for wet areas because they are non-slip and dry quickly due to their absorption of water. Limestone pavers vary slightly in appearance, giving each application an exceptional look.

Benefits of Using Limestone Paving

Limestone is a heavy, durable natural stone that has been used in the building industry for many years. Limestone is also common in landscaping and architectural applications.

For the exterior of your property Limestone pavers can be applied in areas like:

  • Pool area
  • Driveway
  • Patio
  • Walkway
  • Courtyard
  • Pathway
  • Landscaping
  • Stepping stones
  • Verandas

For the interior of your home limestone paving can be applied in areas like:

  • Countertops
  • Fireplace stones
  • Mantels
  • Tables
  • Flooring

Color Benefits

This naturally occurring stone offer a wide selection of colors. Their colors range from light beiges to dark greens. These colors are known to be more casual and are most suitable for the interior of your house especially places such as kitchens, laundry’s bathrooms and dining rooms.

This is an added advantage because these neutral shades of color will compliment all of your furniture and interior surroundings.

Add Property Value And Curb Appeal

Whether you are installing limestone pavers at a commercial property or a private residence, there is no doubt that your curb appeal will improve when you use natural occurring stones as opposed to concrete. Limestone landscaping is a far better investment than concrete equivalents. Using limestone will add greater value to your home vs. concrete every time.

Sustainable and Renewable

Limestone pavers are more sustainable and environmentally friendly than concrete options. Of course in order to shape, package and transport limestone, there are usually manufacturing costs, as well as shipping and aspects to consider, but in general these will pale in significance to the pollution, energy and carbon footprint of manufactured concrete products.

Natural occurring stone is one of the most sustainable building materials on earth, as resources of stone on the planet are vast, plentiful and date back millions of years. As a natural occurring product, limestone is recyclable and can be used as reclaimed paving.

Naturally Safe

A very important benefit of natural occurring stones such as limestone is that they generally have a non-slip surface. Limestone pavers are a great choice for patios and around swimming pools. Limestone pavers are also a durable frost resistance paving, meaning they are not susceptible to frost damage in the same way as manufactured concrete products.


Limestone is ideally suited for a variety of vehicle traffic and pedestrian applications. Provided installation instructions are followed and the correct substrate is put down to support the intended load, limestone pavers can be installed around paths, patios, driveways and pool sides in a variety of commercial and residential contexts.

Article originally published at Source by Lisa Pannier