Limestone is a sedimentary stone that consists of seashells and the bones of the sea creatures that have settled to the ocean floor. Calcium in sediment combines with carbon dioxide in the water to form calcium carbonate, the basic structure of all limestone and marble. Limestone contains suble variations in color and veining as a result of minerals that are present during formation. These naturally occuring variations in color add to the distinctiveness and beauty of the stone.

Uses for Limestone

Finish for Limestone

Polished: During production, a facet is put on each crystal at a microscopic level – much as a jeweler would facet a diamond. The resultant smooth surface allows light to refract in and out of the stone in a parallel way. This enhances the visible sheen and gives the appearance of depth and luster.

Honed: Grinding the surface achieves a smooth, non-reflective finish.

Sizes of Limestone

Special Considerations

Color variations are common and enhance the natural beauty of limestone. Be sure to inspect multiple samples before selection to ensure satisfaction with colors and patterns.

Maintaining/Cleaning your Limestone