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Limestone Paving

Dense and durable, limestone pavers are a great choice for your patio. From darker shades of limestone slabs to a lighter buff, we’ll have the right option for you.

What is limestone paving?

Limestone is a dense material, and it is typically used in cement and mortar mixes. When crushed, it is used for laying road foundations, and other areas of frequent heavy-duty use.

While it has been used as a building material for thousands of years, limestone continues to be one of the most reliable paving options in today’s market.

Is limestone paving good for patios?

Yes – namely due to its high-quality, scuff-free finish.

Where some natural stones might be prone to cracking and discolouring, limestone slabs are durable and, as a result, are a popular choice for long-lasting patios and pathways.

Limestone pavers are also a practical choice thanks to their textured surface and riven profiles; this adds underfoot resistance, meaning you don’t need to worry about slipping after a bout of heavy rain.

And it’s not only outdoor areas which can benefit from limestone pavers – you can also use our limestone paving range for kitchen floor tiles. This seamless foundation looks best in sleek, modern homes.

Which outdoor style best suits limestone paving?

Unlike sandstone, which exhibits a wide variety of tones and veining, limestone slabs yield a consistent colour palette. This sophisticated finish makes them an ideal paving stone for minimalist settings.

With this in mind, they are a textured stone, which means they suit a traditional aesthetic just as well. To complete the rustic look, border outdoor spaces with Old Town walling and Old Town edging in limestone.

Do limestone paving stones require a sealant?

As with many natural stones, limestone slabs usually require a sealant to maintain that ‘fresh out of the box’ look. This helps to maintain the bold colours of your paving stones, while also preventing the ingress of dirt.

For our darker limestone pavers, such as our Blue-Black limestone, a sealant becomes more of a necessity than a recommendation. Here, the sealant protects patios from turning a dull grey colour over the years.

To find out which sealants you need for your limestone slabs, contact a member of the Simply Paving team.

How should I clean limestone paving?

Where manmade materials can be used with a medley of cleaning products, limestone slabs are much more susceptible to chemical damage.

To maintain the sleek look of limestone, never clean with an acid-based cleaner. This will cause a chemical reaction on the stone which will permanently strip the limestone of its colour and surface hardiness.

If you would like to learn which cleaning products are appropriate for limestone paving stones, get in touch with our friendly Simply Paving team.

Whether you are using your limestone paving for patios, pathways or kitchen areas, we have limestone paving slabs to suit any style. For more information, call us on 0800 032 6306 or start a live chat today.