Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of mineral calcite, the balance being made up by silica, flint, sand and clay. The primary source of calcite is most commonly marine organisms. Limestone is quarried from places which, millions of years ago, would have formed the floor of a shallow area of the sea. Limestone is formed close to earth’s surface and captures fossilized plant and animal life. Like marble and granite, quality limestone is used in a wide range of interior and exterior building applications.
Hard limestone will accept a high gloss polished, honed or flamed finish. With striking tones, limestone creates a tough yet refined surface that appeals to all construction applications which wish to blend durability with style.
There are many varieties of limestone in whites, beiges and blues but some are more suited to internal applications, for example, tiles. It is important to involve your sales specialist when deciding on the type of material most suitable for your particular project.