Liquid limestone is the preferred choice of many contractors as it is very affordable and can be installed on any surface. It comes in a wide variety of colours and textures and can be designed into any type of concrete that needs a coat of finish. The durability of this natural stone makes it an ideal option for many concrete projects.
Natural limestone comes from quarries in Australia and New Zealand. It is known for its beauty and resistance, making it the ideal material to use for all types of concrete. The polished and honed surfaces it offers are ideal for landscaping and paving. There is also the opportunity of free advice for customers who might be uncertain about their driveway or patio driveways.
Liquid limestone is made by mixing limestone and cement. Each chemical is mixed in specific quantities, which determines the colour and texture of the finished result. This natural product is unique in that most other cement additives tend to change the colour of the finished product.
Once limestone has been mixed with cement, it is left to dry for some time. During this time the colours and vein structure in the natural stone became visible. Limestone comes in a variety of tones and colours which can be blended to create any pattern. Once dry the concrete is then fired at high temperatures to fuse the individual colours. This ensures that the finish will adhere to any surface it is used on.
The cost of liquid limestone is considerably less than alternative natural stones. It is also very durable, lasting decades and withstanding wear and tear for longer than natural stone. It is possible to install limestone countertops in any room, including bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, family rooms and schools. Because it can withstand the weight and heat of a kitchen or bathroom, it makes it ideal for this busy area of the home.
If you are considering using limestone as a building material, you may wonder why it is slightly more expensive than other materials. Two main factors influence the cost of a limestone countertop. One is the uniqueness of the product and the second is the labour involved in its production. Natural limestone is extremely hard to wear, which means that it must be sourced from quarries where it is mined and processed to suit the needs of the customer. This requires large amounts of resources, which puts it beyond the reach of many people and makes it far more expensive than other types of limestone products.
When liquid limestone is used to produce countertops it is mixed with various other compounds, including cement and water. These combine to create a hard, glossy finish that is easily able to hide scratches and marks. The best results are seen when the limestone is used to complete the most difficult corners and edges of a room. Because liquid limestone is slightly translucent, it can be dyed to give any area of a room an extra touch of colour. It will never be as glossy as a natural limestone countertop but will come close, providing the perfect finishing touch.
Many liquid limestone countertops have been created using high quality recycled plastic as the base material. Because liquid limestone is waterproof, it is a popular choice for bathrooms and kitchens where the tiles will be used frequently and in large quantities. Because it is so waterproof it is possible to use it in place of other types of waterproof flooring, such as slate or ceramic tiles. Because it is so resistant to moisture and stains it also makes a great alternative to marble when durability and stain resistance are important features in your bathroom or kitchen.