Preventive Limestone Maintenance
Limestone can be difficult to maintain if a proper maintenance cycle is not put in place from the point of installation. As it is usually not polished, the problem of scratching is not as big an issue as it is with marble, however if proper barrier matting is not introduced even a honed surface will lose its attractiveness. The most important factor to consider with the limestone maintenance process is the possibility of staining. Its calcite composition makes it susceptible to acid attack from spilt food and drink. Its high porosity can also mean oil will permeate the surface and leave staining if it is not properly sealed with a penetrative sealer.
Regular Limestone Maintenance
Any stone needs a good planned maintenance schedule in place to preserve it and to delay restoration procedures for as long as possible.