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Formed at the bottom of the ocean, limestone is a sedimentary rock that is essentially made of calcium carbonate. When it is in its purest state, limestone is coloured white. This means that when you see coloured limestones, they have already been mixed with other materials that brought out a different color in the stone.
The calcium carbonate structure of limestone or calcite primarily comes from the bones and shells of marine organisms. The sedimentation of these materials preserves the marine organisms creating fossils. The heat and pressure over the millions of years brings about a chemical reaction that eventually turns the sediments into limestones.
Like other porous materials, limestone is prone to staining, scratching, and fracturing. Limestone should not be covered by urethane and other synthetic sealers and should instead be allowed to breathe.
Obviously, the most common cause of polished natural stone floors getting discolored or becoming dull is prolonged foot traffic. Walking on stone floors grinds and packs in sand, grit, and dust in them. While the scratching can be minimal in the case of limestone, it could eventually cover the entire surface of the limestone floor. Over time, this could cause the finish to grow dull to the extent where it no longer makes a beautiful reflection of its natural properties.
Professional regular cleaning and maintenance from our excellent team at Quickly Please Cleaning is therefore required to maintain the surface of your limestone floor or wall and keep its honed or polished appearance. Because of its sedimentary properties, limestone looks best with a low/medium sheen or honed appearance; although other homeowners still opt for their floors kept on a high shine finish.
Give us a ring today and our friendly customer service technicians will be happy to talk with you about the available products and services we have to help you with any problems or concerns that you may have with your limestone surfaces. Find more details about this beautiful natural stone at our Protection – Sealers and Coating Solutions section.