Sandstone & Limestone – The Elegance of Nature
Limestone is a very common sedimentary rock consisting of calcium carbonate (more than 50%). Limestone is the most common non-siliciclastic sedimentary rock. Carbonate rocks where the dominant carbonate is dolomite (calcium magnesium carbonate) are named dolomite rock. Carbonate rocks together make up one-fifth of all sedimentary rocks in the stratigraphic record. When the word 'stone' is used in the context of slab dimensional stone, it usually refers to limestone, slate and other sedimentary rock. Generally, limestone is rarely polished. Limestone is a durable, versatile stone. It does react to acids and must be sealed to protect against staining. Sandstone is a classic sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized minerals or rock grains. Most sandstone is composed of quartz and/or feldspar because these are the most common minerals in the Earth's crust. Soapstone is dense and heavy, but soft enough to scratch easily. It does not react to acids in foods and does not stain.
- Scratch resistant.
Limestone can be used for flooring, walls, kitchen islands, range hood covers, vanities, and for limited countertop use. It can be finished in a number of ways depending on the particular slab. Limestone is suitable for internal use, and in block format is used in external applications. Soapstone can be used for sinks, countertops, island tops, sills, flooring and shower stalls. Sandstone’s property makes it the countertop choice for laboratories around the world. It has a soft, warm, silky feel and requires minimal care. Composite stone is ideal for virtually any interior surface from kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities and splash backs, to wall paneling and interior furniture, and also offers an attractive and versatile finish for commercial and institutional buildings.