Limestone is a carbonate sedimentary rock that is usually composed of skeletal parts of marine creatures such as corals, foraminifera, and molluscs. Limestone is a common, chemical sedimentary rock formed primarily from calcium carbonate.
Limestone is a very exotic, exquisite stone that makes the ideal material for any and all decors. With the various tones and natural designs inherent in limestone, one can develop a rustic feel, a majestic aura, or a most sophisticated interior design. Limestone is perfect for most any type of decor, based on the tone and designs chosen.
Limestone however, is to damages from various acids, such as citric acids and vinegars. The surface of Limestone can be degraded or etched from acids, so care must be taken with acidic substances. Limestone, however, is a very unique and beautiful material. There are many different particulars associated with Limestone for this reason.
Limestone is one of the miracles of time and history, as it is deeply layered over time, comprised of the fossils of many exotic shells and denizens of the deep oceans of the world. Limestone is a time capsule of beauty and mystery, and thus its magical beauty is explained. Furthermore, if limestone alters its natural structure over the years it then becomes Marble.
Each Limestone is different, with unique degrees of texture, density and toughness. Some Limestone is quite hard, in fact, while others are very soft and can be easily damaged. Some limestones are dull looking and soft and must be handled with care lest they be scarred, while others are hard enough to be refined and glossed. Limestone can be very soft and porous, needing to be sealed so that it does not soak up liquids, eroding more quickly. Limestone that looks like a sponge is going to be more likely to absorb liquids, meaning that permanent splotches and stains can develop if the stone is not properly sealed and maintained. Limestone, however, is extremely adaptable and multifaceted. Here are some of the many uses for limestone:
- Vanities and wall nooks
- Fireplaces and hearths
- Decorations such as sculptures and columns
- Pavements, stairs and walkways
Limestones come in various light colors that suit their textures and density, often considered down to earth, soothing or neutral colors, although some limestones can even get to be black in color. When choosing limestone consider its use and how it will look for years to come, as there will be some maintenance, such as sealing, that must be repeated over the years to keep the limestone in great shape.Click here to read more about limestone countertops.
Please use this material index as a reference to some of the most common stones we offer. Due to the nature of the products, color selection varies per location and as we frequently receive new shipments of slabs, some colors may not be available for viewing on this website.
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