- Do you like that natural earthy look? Limestone may be for you.
- Do you care about things being perfect all the time? If 'yes', stop now, if 'no' continue...
- Do you like things that develop a patina over time, and show their use? If 'yes', limestone may be your stone.
- Do you want a stone that is easy on the eyes and not too dramatic? If, 'yes', read on...
Limestone is a sedimentary rock, composed mainly of skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral, forams and molluscs. Its major materials are the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Limestone looks better as it is allowed to age or mature. The longer it takes to form, the more beautiful the surface details. Some limestones are embedded with fossils, giving the surface a much more natural beauty.
Limestone can be used in many circumstances, as a garden table surface perhaps, or as wall cladding. The possibilities are myriad. However, because limestone is relatively soft, will stain, scratch, etch, and look worn over time, we do not recommend it for use in kitchen worktops.
Due to the almost infinite variation of this natural product it is not possible to show every possible type. Below are just a few representative examples.
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Mandale Derbyshire Fossil