From Egyptian pyramids to modern-day industrial landscapes, limestone has become a long-time staple in architectural history across a variety of civilizations. Behind the beautiful, polished stone that lies atop kitchen counters, is a deeper story that traces back to ancient history.
Limestone, commonly utilized all around the world, became integral in the construction of structures such as the Great Pyramid of Giza and the restoration of the Great Wall of China. Its durability comes from a process of quarrying pressurized fossils found at the bottom of the sea.
While it is considered a softer stone, it has a look that cannot be replicated with manmade materials. Here at Economic Granite we’re committed to turning your house into a home for generations to come and what better way than with materials spanning historical eras.
Limestone is reactive to acidic juices, so it’s important to keep it clean, and watch out for cooking stains.
Limestone is a softer stone than other available options, so it can scratch. But with extra care, you can keep it looking good for years.
Limestone has the potential to chip, but if you have a quality sealant you don’t have to worry as much.
Limestone does require a sealant that will need to be redone, as well as surface cleaning to keep it from staining.