Still curious about the stone options that we have to offer at Firenze? We have a new natural stone to brag about this week: Limestone. We will explore what it is and the advantages that limestone has to offer.
Limestone forms in clear, warm, shallow marine waters. It is composed of at least 50% calcium carbonate in the form of calcite weight. Limestone is the type of rock that can be used in more ways than other rocks such as making cement, building roads, as well as in construction.
Compared to many other building materials, limestone touts dependability like no other. This characteristic can be seen in its use throughout history. Although it may not be a well-known fact, limestone has been used as a building and surfacing material for centuries. Additionally, there are many landmarks around the world composed of limestone. For example, one of the Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, are made of limestone. If it worked well enough for the Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians, who are we to discriminate against a material that still maintains its strength to this day?
Although it is extremely durable, limestone can also be crushed and used to create construction materials. Additionally, it can be shaped and crafted in unique ways to add a decorative element to your client’s home or business.
Because it is a plentiful material, limestone is relatively inexpensive compared with other natural stone options that clients might have to choose from.
Because it is considered to be such a plentiful material, the use of limestone in building and structures can be considered environmentally conscious. In using it, we are not stripping the Earth of a dwindling material.
In this article, we have tackled the basics of the surfacing material called limestone. We have explained what it is and its associated benefits. We hope that in doing so, we have assisted you in the search for the perfect material for your client’s next project!
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So far we have covered Granite, Marble, Quartz, Onyx, Soapstone, Serpentine, and Quartzite and Slate. Don’t think Limestone is the right fit for you? No worries. We will keep exploring other stone options over the next several weeks!
If you are in search of natural stone for your next project, contact us at Firenze International and we would love to help you and your clients!