Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate. Most limestone is composed of skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral, forams and molluscs. As a building material, limestone is durable and versatile with many indoor and outdoor applications. The outer covering of the Great Pyramid of Giza, as well as many medieval churches and castles in Europe are made of limestone.
POPULAR USES OF LIMESTONE
Pool and Patio Tiles
Limestone is an attractive natural stone that comes in an array of aquatic and earth-tone colors, typically used for indoor and outdoor flooring.
Select limestone containing the mineral dolomite, as this type of limestone can be polished and is harder than other types of limestone.
Clean the limestone surface with mild dish detergent and warm water. Avoid using acidic chemical cleaners, as they can scratch and stain limestone.