is a common sedimentary rock consisting mostly of calcium carbonate,
CaCO3, used as a building stone and in the manufacture of lime,
carbon dioxide, and cement. Essentially a Dolomite stone possessing
oil-resistant properties, Limestone shows high resistance in
freezing and thawing conditions.
It is generally used as
limestone tiles, limestone slabs in flooring, wall cladding, vanity
tops and to pave the floors of large commercial complexes,
hospitals, airports, shopping malls, railway stations, parks etc.
The muted tones of limestone are perfect for today's more
casual and comfortable lifestyles. Generally these soft beiges and
tans, either polished or honed, is appropriate for bathrooms,
fireplaces, counters and less-traveled flooring where a more
informal decor is desired.
Limestone are sedimentary rocks
that are formed at the bottom of lakes and seas, as silt and organic
matter 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. The great Sphinx of Egypt is a
masterpiece of Sculpted Limestone.