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Mar 26, 2017

Granite vs Limestone


Granite and limestone have both been used in home design for centuries. Let’s compare them to see which is ideal for your project.

Posted by: David

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Limestone vs Granite Benchtop Comparison

Granite and limestone have both been used in home design for centuries. Let’s compare them to see which is ideal for your project.

These stones both provides stunning beauty for new homes and renovations. So let’s get indepth with the comparisons to see how they match up as benchtops.

Granite Benchtop

Granite is a rock formed by liquid magma that cools and solidifies, making it extremely durable and resistant to both heat and scratches, which means that it will last for a lifetime with the proper maintenance.

Granite requires sealing every six months. It has countless different colour and pattern options, and no slab will ever be the same as another, making each project truly unique. At Stonetech, we receive shipments of new granite colours from around the world.

Limetsone Benchtop

Limestone is an organic sedimentary rock that is formed from the remains of tiny shells and micro skeletons deposited on the seabed. Limestone is significantly softer and more porous than granite.

Because of this, we recommend sealing limestone we recommend sealing limestone four times per year, whereas, marble requires only twice per year.

Limestone typically comes in natural colours.

Limestone will look fantastic as a bathroom vanity or bath surround because it provides a beachy look from impressions left on the stone by aquatic fossils and shells. Overall, granite is ideal for any home project but, if you’re looking for a beachy vibe in a low traffic area, limestone is a great option. 

Stonetech is an Australian leader in natural stone fabrication technology.