Limestone backsplash should I?

cmm1November 1, 2012

Still trying to decide on a backsplash. Really liked a tumbled mystic green limestone at tile store. It will be not be around the cooktop as it is on a separate island. I don't know anything about the durability of this stone. It will be sealed.

Has anyone used this or have information ?

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You should get what makes you happy. In choosing try to picture it with your other choices to make sure they all work together. When I read that you're considering a limestone BS, I immediately thought of a
very traditional kitchen.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 5:43PM
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I wouldn't use it for countertop (porous and soft), but since it's vertical where it doesn't get wear, and especially since it's not in the major staining area behind the stove, I think it could be a decent option. You should be able to seal it to protect from water and other splashes for occasional cleaning.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 7:42PM
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I think it would be fine for a backsplash. I have honed limestone floor tiles in my master bath, and rustic French limestone floor tile in my kitchen. Both have been sealed with a good sealer and I don't have any issues with stains as of yet.

My kitchen counter tops are carrara marble (similar to limestone) and I don't have any staining on them either, and just a little etching here and there but it is not really noticeable.

I have seen limestone in magazines for counters and I think it would be fine there too, as long as you are okay with patina.

    Bookmark   November 1, 2012 at 8:14PM
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