Valverde Honed Limestone
Valverde Honed limestone is a grey-brown stone with beige spotting. The beige and brown overlap each other creating a translucent effect. The design of this stone is neutral in both color and tone, making it an extremely complimentary stone for just about any color scheme or design.
This is a natural stone, so be sure to pick your stones carefully for your home remodeling project as each piece may look different. This stone would look excellent next to any color. The brown shade would bring a nature-like quality to the room, regardless if there is modern furniture is around it. Pair this with wood to make the room feel even more like a forest. Limestone is a gorgeous stone worthy of any home. It is commonly used in places such as bathroom countertops, backsplashes, flooring, and walling. This stone is soft, porous, and chemically sensitive, so it will require more advanced levels of care. It can be easily stained by acidic fluids as well as easily scratched. Although it can be managed, this is not a stone for high traffic areas. This is a beautiful stone and as long as precautions are taken, it can last forever.
Material Type: Limestone
Country of origin: Portugal
Colors: Beige, Brown
- 1. Can limestone be used as kitchen countertop material?
- Limestone is a relatively soft stone. We do not recommend homeowners using limestone as a kitchen countertop material.
- 2. Where can I use limestone in my home?
- Homeowners can use limestone as a decor installation. Limestone can be installed for countertops, backsplashes, and any other indoor/outdoor applications you can think of.
- 3. What colors are available for limestone?
- Typically, limestone will come in neutral palettes, like white, ivory, beige, brown, gray, red, and yellow.
- 4. What kind of finish does limestone have to offer?
- Limestone has a polished finish with a smooth surface but it isn’t shiny as marble or granite.
- 5. Is limestone stain-proof?
- Depending on the finish you decide to give your limestone, the level of staining will vary. To prevent stains, you should wipe down the surface if any liquid or oil spills on your stone.
- 1. Do you provide free samples? How many samples can I take?
- At marble.com samples are free, and we encourage our clients to take up to ten samples per visit.
- 2. What materials can I find at your facilities?
- All Marble.com facilities carry slabs of granite, quartz, quartzite, marble, soapstone, slate, limestone, and travertine. Our Ridgefield Park yard has the largest selection, also offering slabs of gemstone, porcelain, and glass.
- 3. Why should I see a slab in person?
- Since every slab of natural stone is completely unique, we recommend visiting one of our facilities to see slab patterns and variations in person.
- 4. Where does your material come from?
- At marble.com we source our stone only from the most reputable quarries from around the globe, including those from Italy, Spain, Brazil, and India.
- 5. Why is some stone more expensive than others?
- Stone slabs that are extremely rare and boast unique colors tend to be more expensive than commonly found stone.
- 6. Do I have to seal natural stone?
- We do recommend sealing natural stone countertops periodically, the frequency of sealing the stone depends on the material.
- 7. What is a honed finish?
- A honed stone finish refers to the smooth, matte surface of the material, which creates a visibly lighter and softer tone. While honed finish might be an ideal design choice for some homeowners, it also makes the stone more susceptible to staining and etching.
- 8. Can a chip on my countertop be repaired?
- Most chips, smaller than a dime in diameter, can be repaired by the homeowner using a chip repair kit. We do recommend professional service care for larger chips.
- 9. Can I install my own countertops?
- We recommend professional installation, completed by our trained technicians for all major projects, however some smaller pieces may be installed by the customers.