LIMESTONE – European & Far Eastern Sourced
Limestone is a naturally occurring material that has been used in building and landscaping for over 2,000 years. With a proven durability over long periods of time, limestone is ideally suited to withstand environmental stresses.
As a sedimentary rock formed over millions of years of pressure on the ocean floor it has captured fossilised plant and animal life within its structure, leading to its composition of the mineral calcite and the presence of silica, flint, sand and clay.
Why Use Limestone?
Limestone is a versatile stone which has many practical uses due to its hard wearing properties.
- Dimensional Cut Stone – Easily cut into blocks and slabs of varying dimensions, allowing Limestone to be used in a range of bespoke hard landscaping and cladding applications.
- Building Stone – A building material that has been in use for hundreds of years and is the primary material used in some iconic landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament.
- Monumental Stone – The highest grade of Limestone that is a very uniform with few surface imperfections. Ideal for holding very fine detail when used in ornamental features.
Limestone provides a decorative and tasteful choice for architects and builders alike. Available in a multitude of striking tones such as whites, beiges, blues and browns, limestone creates a tough yet refined surface that appeals to all construction applications wishing to blend durability with style.