This is a sedimentary rock mainly composed of calcium carbonate or calcite mineral. Since it is sedimentary, it forms from the accumulation of shell, coral and algae. This means it forms only in clear, warm, and shallow marine waters. Limestone is commonly made into crushed stone and used as construction material. It is also cut into blocks or slabs and used as floor tiles, facing stone, stair treads, and roofing materials.
Limestone is a durable material and very long lasting. Yet, if it is not properly cared for it can become worn and scratched. If you want to prevent damage, knowing how to properly clean and care for your limestone flooring is essential.
Limestone is a porous material, so it needs to be sealed to help prevent staining, for recommendation on sealers please contact StoneCare Co.