Simple, refined, and incredibly stylish, Tao Gray limestone is the ideal natural stone for modern living. It has a beautiful pale gray coloring, which is fairly consistent throughout the tile. This makes it perfect for those who want a reliable design, with no harsh veins or contrasting crystals in sight.
Within each tile, there are tiny speckles of fossilized plant and sea life. Whilst this is minimal, it gives an indication of the stone's origins deep beneath the waves. Limestone is created by particles of minerals settling to the bottom of a sea or lake in layers. Over time, these layers are subjected to increasing temperature and pressure conditions which cause them to cement together. The solidified layers are what we know today as limestone. As the oceans plant and animal life cycles come to an end, these particles also become trapped within the stone, creating a stunning design with both character and charm.
Limestone is regularly used for all manner of applications. Some types are used in construction and have built some of the world's most famous structures. Tao Gray limestone has an unrivaled beauty and is therefore used inside the home to create magnificent designs. But, its strength and endurance remain, making it ideal for flooring in high traffic areas, countertops, backsplashes, and more.
Classic and understated, a honed finish is one of the most popular limestone effects on the market. The tiles are ground down until perfectly level and smooth, creating a subtle matte effect. It pairs beautifully with the tile's effortlessly stylish coloring, creating the perfect base to build an interior design upon.
But the benefits don't stop there. A honed finish also has a number of functional advantages. For example, compared to a more refined look, a honed finish is easy to maintain. It does not have a high-shine to hold, and therefore there is no need to buff or polish the stone. This means a simple clean and regular sealant top up is all that's required.
Furthermore, its matte sheen affords enough traction that slips and trips are less likely. This is perfect for family homes that require a sufficient level of functionality over purely design focussed installations.
Tao Gray limestone is the ultimate contemporary stone. Its classic pale gray hue is one of our most versatile options and looks stunning with almost any design from traditional bathrooms with cast iron roll tops bathtubs, to minimalist gloss white kitchen cupboards. The possibilities are truly endless - and always stylish.