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Denver Limestone and Tips to Choose for Your Home

April 20, 2016

When planning your home remodel or building a new home, Denver limestone might be the perfect addition. It has a unique look like no other stone with many benefits. To see if this stone will be the best option, view the tips and ideas below to discuss with your local stone company.
  1. What is Limestone? Limestone is a hard, sedimentary rock. It’s made of 50 percent calcium carbonate and a mix of other particles such as quartz, feldspar, clay minerals, pyrite, siderite and more. Limestone forms in shallow, calm, and warm water where calcium carbonate shells and skeletons form and easily extract needed ingredients from water. They also explain that limestone can also be formed through evaporation, which is commonly founding caves—which is known as travertine.
  2. Where in the Home Can You Use It? The great thing about limestone is that it is very strong and can be used in a variety of environments. In the home, it can be used for countertops, floors, fireplaces, stairs, shelves, roofs, and more. Many people love to incorporate Denver limestone into their interior design (or exterior design) as well. It is also commonly found in buildings from churches and schools to public buildings.
  3. Benefits: One of limestone’s top benefits is how consistent it is. While it is available in a variety of tones and colors, you can easily get large amounts if you would like to continue patterns throughout your home. Plus, it is extremely durable. This quality is great for years and years to come and it is easy to clean. You’re go-to way of cleaning is as simple as clean warm water and stone cleaner. So if you have a lot of foot traffic in your home, you can easily keep up the quality of your limestone flooring.
  4. Budget: When debating what materials to use, especially for floors, limestone is a budget-friendly addition. According to This Old House, you may need to order an additional 10 to 15 percent in cuts for waste. This can provide your new home or remodel with an upscale look at a price that works for you. This type of rock is softer and more porous than many other types of stone, so discuss it with your premier stone company when trying to make a decision.
For your home remodel, new home or outdoor area, Natural Stone Sales is your go-to for everything stone. We are especially experienced with limestone and how it can create timeless beauty for your floors, walls and more both indoors and/or outdoors. From blues and grays, to pinks and whites, you can find the shade of limestone to fit your project with us. View our portfolio of work of all types of stone and give us a call at 303-777-7485 to get started!