Pros and Cons of Kota Stone

  • Posted on: 18 August 2021
  • By: admin

What is Kota Stone

Kota Stone is a natural, fine-grained Limestone originated from Ramganj Mandi Near Kota District, Rajasthan. Its durability and low price makes it the most extensively used material in both the exteriors and interiors of houses and commercial areas. Kotah stone is well known for its beautiful appearance and pastel colors, and ages beautifully over time. Kotah stone is available in various finishes, shapes and sizes and can easily blend with everything. Kota limestone is quite an asset in the construction industry in terms of the unique characteristics it possesses.

Pros of Kota Stone

  • It non-porous, hard and a homogeneous material which can be widely used in different areas.
  • It is not water absorbent and is anti-slip hence is the most perfect and hygienic flooring for humid areas.
  • It is very strong and long lasting.
  • The stone can be polished again if a fresh appearance is desired.
  • Kota is resistant enough to fit to any climatic conditions – dry, humid or cold.
  • It forms a heavy cum strong base for kitchen countertops. In many cases granite or marble slab counters are fixed on top of the Kota stone base.
  • It is economical, easily available and most durable natural stone available.
  • It is a very good reflector of heat making it comfortable to walk on.
  • They are available in slabs and tiles form and extremely cost effective as compared to other stones.
  • It is economical, easily available and most durable natural stone available.

Cons of Kota Stone

  • Kota is not acid and alkali resistant and can be stained easily.
  • Continuous usage of Kota stone might result in flaking. However if it is well maintained and polished regularly flaking of the stone might be prevented.
  • Its surface finish is not so lustrous as marble or granite.
  • The stone does need regular maintenance but care should be taken not to drag heavy furniture over it.

Types of Kota Stone

Interestingly, Kota Stones are available in different types, such as Kota Blue, Kota Brown, covings, bricks and cobbles.

  • Kota Blue stonecomes in various forms – polished tiles, tumbled tiles, natural bricks, cobbles, covings. They are available in bluish green that brings a soothing look in the home decor.
  • Kota Brown stone can be used both in exteriors and interiors, and available in the shade of yellow, green and brown. Kota Stone covings are used in the corners of the spaces like dairy industries, pharmaceutical, food industry where hygiene requirements are high and strict. The corners of these places are ignored spots where dust gathers easily. It is available in the size format of 22inch (L) x 62mm (W)x 62 mm (H).