LIMESTONE is a sedimentary rock composed primarily of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) in the form of the mineral calcite. It most commonly forms in clear, warm, shallow marine waters. It is usually an organic sedimentary rock that forms from the accumulation of shell, coral, algal and fecal debris. It can also be a chemical sedimentary rock formed by the precipitation of calcium carbonate from lake or ocean water
USES OF LIMESTONE
Like other stone varieties, limestone offers a variety of colors, especially a selection of vibrant blues not available in quartz or granite. The material is highly resistant to humidity, and most varieties are extremely resistant to breaking and scratching -- making them ideal for kitchen countertops.
Like other construction stones, limestone is a versatile and durable option for walkways. For outdoor use, it is fairly easy to lay, durable and will maintain a rich luster for years. The stone is ideal for landscaping or creating a swimming pool deck. Its porous properties mean it will absorb water well, making it safe to walk on. Limestone can be purchased as tiles or pavers for outdoor use, each of which can be purchased in standard or custom sizes. Limestone is also one of the most consistent and uniform in color and texture of the materials used for these purposes.
Limestone can be used as more than steppingstones and pool decks. Since it is one of the most durable building materials available, it is commonly put to use around the landscape. The pavers and tiles are often used in constructing patios and driveways, while cladding is used to dress up home exteriors.
Limestone flooring creates a rugged look that is functional and aesthetically pleasing. If used in the kitchen, it should beproperly sealed to prevent stains and damage from acidic foods. Regular cleaning and maintenance is important to keep it looking its best.