Limestone Fireplaces

Limestone Fireplaces


Limestone became popular in the late 19th century and during the early part of the 20th century. Train stations, banks and other structures from that era were made from limestone. It also became very popular to use limestone to create attractive and desirable fireplaces.  As the main focus of your living room, a limestone fireplace can create a wonderfully warm and exquisite appeal to a room.  

Just like granite and marble, limestone can sport elaborate and elegant designs to create a more traditional or contemporary, modern look. Limestone fireplaces are extremely economic and due to their likness to granite and marble, they make an excellent alternative. Limestone fireplaces resemble the patterns and tones of a marble fireplace. Another great advantage of a limestone fireplace is that it is extremely versatile. They can be tailored to suit not only your essential requirements but can also complement the décor of your home.  A limestone fireplace can be designed with or without a chimney, and can be used with gas, fuel, or electric and the beauty of a limestone fireplace is that it is timeless and will never go out of fashion. 

Each piece of natural limestone is unique in its shape and formation. The quality and appearance of limestone is mainly due to certain factors such as the quantity of calcium carbonate, which is what the rock is made of, and the amount of fossil contained within it. A Popular limestone used today, by craftsmen with years of experience and expertise, is the Portuguese limestone Semi Rijo, extracted around the town of Arrimal  Porto de Mós and located in the central part of Portugal.  This beautiful natural stone comes in various soft, subtle cream tones, making an ideal decorative centrepiece that blends in to suit any type of décor. Some of the most elegant limestone designs consists of the Lisbon, Faro, Porto, Luso, Vilamoura, and Lagos, all named after Portuguese towns and designed with limestone and limestone back panels and matching hearths. 

It’s not just the warmth and comfort a limestone fireplace can offer that makes it so popular but a limestone fireplace also acts as an important aspect of a living room, creating richness and character to your home. With a quality fireplace it is not necessary to spend time and money trying to make your home look comfortable and cosy, because with a limestone fireplace it does just that and it’s also easy to see why a limestone Fireplace is so desirable to so many people.


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Friday, 21 January 2011
Group: Limestone Fireplaces

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