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What are some pros and cons of limestone pavers?

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Limestone is a good natural stone choice for paving stones because it can take different shapes, but the color options are fewer and it can be more expensive than other materials. When compared to other stone pavers, limestone tends to cost less than granite but more than slate.

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While there are not as many color options to choose from with limestone pavers, the colors are typically even. With stones such as granite or marble, the color consistency can be unpredictable. Since limestone is easy to shape, the pavers come in many different shapes and styles. It is not uncommon to find limestone pavers in round, square, rectangle, heart and oval shapes. Limestone also has a fine texture, so it provides a unique appearance when cut and polished.

A disadvantage of using limestone pavers is that the stone limited to a fwe coklor choices, including dark gray, blue-gray and cream. Natural stones such as granite and marble, offer more colors from which to choose. Limestone is also susceptible to acid rain, which can damage the pavers and require replacing them.

Limestone is one of many natural stones that can be used for pavers and other home projects such as flooring and countertops. It is a sedimentary rock of mineral calcite and calcium carbonate.

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