Limestone is a sedimentary rock that is formed at the bottom of lakes and seas, as organic matters settle to the bottom. As more and more layers build up over thousands and millions of years, adding more and more weight, the heat and pressure cause chemical reactions to take place to harden the sediments into solid stone.
Most common uses for Limestone:
The soft limestone stones are ideal for today’s more casual and comfortable environments. Generally these soft beiges and tans are suitable for bathrooms, fireplaces, counters and floors.
How To Select Your Stone:
The selection of stone is a very personal choice. Stone in the home speaks to the homeowner’s appreciation of beauty and style. While granite continues to be the most popular choice, marble, travertine, and soapstone are gaining in popularity. Quartz products, a composite product of natural quartz and resins, are also gaining in popularity. It is important to understand the properties of each type of stone and its durability before making a final selection.