Abundantly found across the planet, the formation of limestone occurs due to the gradual deposition of marine animals and their remains, over thousands of years. Being a soft stone, it can be easily shaped and cut, making it one of the most preferred stones for architects, interior designers and home owners alike.
Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs (mostly, hot springs). It has a fibrous appearance and texture and is found in white, cream, off-white, gold and certain reddish hues. It has been used in a number of significant historical buildings—the Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India, the Houses of Parliament in London etc.
The naturally light colours of such stones create a classy and elegant ambience for every environment. Both limestone and travertine can be polished for a smoother look and texture. Not very difficult to maintain, they should be cleaned with neutral or mildly alkaline based cleaners. Acidic cleaning agents are best avoided as they can be harmful to the product in the long run.
Apart from residential properties, these stones have lately been expansively used in workspaces and commercial hubs. They are especially popular as flooring materials. Their smooth and soothing texture is apt for places with high footfalls and those which are susceptible to getting stained, scratched or wet. This is why it is one of the preferred materials of choice for kitchen worktops, backsplashes and flooring.
At MKW Surfaces, we provide a wide variety of limestone kitchen worktops, limestone flooring, travertine kitchen worktops, travertine flooring etc. Counter tops, wall panels, staircases, cladding and other such products are also offered, and can be customized to cater to the aesthetic and functional taste of each client.
We deal with the best quality-oriented suppliers and quarries across the world to ensure customer satisfaction and perfect stonework that boast of finesse and longevity.Please visit the gallery section of our website to view our projects. And don’t forget to contact us if we can offer you any help with getting started!