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I'm the Interior Designer behind Janelle Steinberg Interior Design. I'm also a wife, mother, social tennis player, candle connoisseur and an avid list maker. I like wine, pearls, rainy days, museums and houses. I craft and bake on the weekends in my college sweatshirt and yoga pants. During the week I balance my toddler's playdates, my businesses and working with my clients throughout the country, (not in said sweatshirt or yoga pants).

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{Villa Park Project} Its Limestone. And its Gorgeous.

· February 12, 2009


Fun Fact About Limestone....its actually harder and more durable than marble flooring. This is the shipment we have been waiting for since mid 2008. Its almost completely installed in one of my projects and my Client, as I knew he would, LOVES it. I ran 16" x 24" pieces in a running bond pattern for about 1,100 sq. ft. of the downstairs. Gorgeous. When viewed from a distance, the coloring is so even that it almost looks like concrete. Its smooth like butter. Its cool to the touch (which is welcomed in our southern CA climate). When you look at it up close, you can see all the subtle characteristics of this particular type of limestone. Little fossils and shells and natural bits. It took a bit to get it right. The first shipment didn't match up correctly. It went back. Then we waited a long time for a new batch. It was worth the wait.

I heart Limestone in a huge way. HUGE!

posted by Rhaiza

Hi Janelle, I have a variation of this limestone floor. Mine is called "Floritura Limestone" it has the most gorgeous texture and veining and it feels like walking on velvet almost. My color stone is grayish green and I had it installed in my kitchen after a major remodeling. I am so happy with it because it super hard nothing chips it...unlike marble and so easy to clean! All in all the expense was well worth it.


Hi Rhaiza-

Isn't Limestone the best?! I LOVE it! I think its the next big material. Everyone is so sick of marble/travertine, it seems only natural we move into limestone again (think back to all the cool old buildings in Europe- they are clad in gorgeous and enduring limestone!).

They are SO soft to walk on. Velvet is a good comparison. I also liken limestone to has an almost powdery feel. I am happy to hear you love your limestone floor. Thanks for the comment!

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