Dijon limestone tiles are naturally very dense and hardwearing, making it a practical option for homes that see plenty of footfall. There are a few key steps needed to look after your stone floor and keep it looking its best for years to come - read our guide on how to clean and look after natural stone.
In short, Dijon limestone needs sealing upon installation which acts as a protective barrier against stains, and requires resealing approximately every 4-5 years. Vacuuming with a brush attachment is recommended and spot cleaning any spillages promptly. Any harsh, acidic cleaners need to be avoided with natural stone – look for pH neutral cleaners and cleaners that say, ‘suitable for natural stone’. If you do have any stubborn stains on the tiles, there are products available to help remove these.
The sized tile you go for is personal preference – there is no right or wrong! However, over the years we have developed a keen eye on what sizes and formats work best for all shapes and styles of kitchens. The most popular formats for open plan kitchens with our Dijon tumbled limestone tends to be the 500xFL (Free Length) or 600xFL (Free Length). The Opus Patterns are great for more traditional properties and 600x400 for smaller spaces. 900x600 and 600x600 suit more modern or contemporary spaces.
Yes! Underfloor heating is perfectly suited with our natural stone and Dijon limestone tiles following the correct installation. We strongly advise the use of anti-fracture matting, which is industry standard. This is a thin membrane that should be installed between the screed and your tiles. This membrane protects the tiles from lateral sheer movements, allowing the screed to fracture without damaging the tiles.
In short, Dijon tumbled limestone is a cleaner premium selection of tiles, whereas the Dijon Blend limestone is a sister product with greater variation, browner tones, high oxidisation and veining.
We’re aware of the crowded market in the natural stone industry and like any natural stone, the quarry that Dijon is sourced from has different selections and grades. Many companies may offer Dijon limestone tiles at low prices, but may mislead by selling the lower grades of Dijon, advertised as premium quality. This is why we are transparent in having two selections; Dijon tumbled and Dijon Blend tumbled so you can order with confidence of what you will receive.
Our Dijon tumbled limestone tiles are the top selection of the highest grade, yielding lighter and more consistent tones - the 'champagne' selection, as we like to call it.