Sedimentary rock consisting of calcite composed mostly from marine organisms.
Over time, the shells, skeletons and calcium are mixed with algae, sponges and the remains of other sea life to form hard layers of the rock we know as limestone.
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Mostly beige/greyish colors that are never completely solid. Although the material that forms this stone may be similar to marble, the final product or look is less polished or glass-like and is often compared to the faded features of travertine, also composed of similar material.
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Limestone is the one-of-a-kind stone that has some of the world’s oldest fossils still buried inside the rock for eternity.
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Facing stone, floor tiles, stair treads, window sills and fireplaces.
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Limestone is not just a pretty piece of rock that lives in people’s homes. In its many forms, this rock has multiple purposes and is a valued natural resource.
- Weather and heat resistant coating on roofs
- Crushed limestone is used to refine metal
- The high amount of calcium carbonate is often used as a dietary supplement for chicken and cattle
- Powdered limestone is used as filler in paper, paint, rubber and plastics