Are limestone slabs good?

Are limestone slabs good?

Limestone slabs are extremely durable and a very popular choice for both long-lasting patios and garden pathways. The textured surface and riven profile of limestone pavers is another reason that Indian limestone is ideal for patios. It offers underfoot resistance.

Why has my block paving gone white?

Efflorescence is a relatively rare phenomenon but is nevertheless an unwanted visual nuisance on newly laid paving. It is however harmless and completely natural and will disappear over time through weathering as the salts within the blocks are used up.

Does limestone paving fade?

Black limestone paving has become phenomenally popular over the last few years. However, it is prone to rapid fading.

Does sandstone crack easily?

Does sandstone break easily? Silica cemented sandstone is very durable and hard. Calcite cemented sandstone is subject to acidic dissolution and is more easily eroded. Clay and gypsum cements, which are soft minerals, tend to produce much softer sandstone and the sand can sometimes be rubbed off in a person’s hands.

Does Indian sandstone mark easily?

Thanks to sandstone’s naturally porous nature it can soak up liquids and get stained quickly if it’s not cleaned properly. The stains are likely to be minerals coming through, so they’ll be primarily salts which should go in time as regular application of water will wash them out.

How long do limestone slabs last?

Both can withstand tough weathering, and all our limestone and sandstone paving is guaranteed for 12 months, so in the unlikely event of any problems, you’re covered.

Which is more durable limestone or sandstone?

Both materials are notoriously durable, so they can withstand all weathers. While sandstone does absorb a bit more water than limestone, both are relatively water-resistant, so you don’t need to worry about rain other than the change in appearance.

Will pressure washing get rid of efflorescence?

Simple washing can sometimes remove efflorescence. Power washing also can be effective in removing surface deposits. Keep the pressure as low as you can to do the job. A spray that’s too intense may actually open pores in concrete or brick and encourage further efflorescence.

Can you jet wash limestone paving?

Softwashing is a proven means of cleaning limestone in order to keep this sensitive stone looking its best. Many cleaning companies lack the experience to properly handle limestone. Power washing is not recommended, as it can blast away the surface and leave the subsurface open to erosion.

Does limestone scratch easily?

While hardy, beautiful and elegant limestone is a calcite based stone, making it vulnerable to etching, just like marble. (Remember, marble is a limestone; however limestone is not a marble). Limestone is also a soft stone making it susceptible to scratches.