Limestone is a soft marble formed over millions of years from sea shells and bones of sea creatures settling on the ocean floor, hence it is called as sedimentary stone. Limestone makes up about 10% of the total volume of all sedimentary rocks. Because of impurities, such as clay, sand, organic remains, iron oxide and other materials, many limestones exhibit different colors, especially on weathered surfaces. The feeling of calm and serenity can be conveyed to a room using this material.
Travertine is a banded, compact variety of limestone formed along streams, particularly where there are waterfalls, and around hot or cold springs.
- Limestone is very common in architecture, especially in Europe and North America. Many landmarks across the world such as the Great Pyramid and its associated complex in Giza, Egypt, are made of Limestone.
- Limestone is a valuable natural resource, used to make things such as glass and concrete.
- Ideal for : Countertop, Bathroom, Flooring, Wall.
Physical Properties of Limestone
Physically, Limestones are Quite impervious, Hard, Compact, fine to very fine grained calcareous rocks of sedimentary nature.
|Hardness||3 to 4 on Moh’s Scale|
|Density||2.5 to 2.7 Kg/cm3|
|Compressive Strength||60-170 N/mm2|
|Water Absorption||Less than 1%|
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