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Limestone is a sedimentary rock. Many of the commonly used varieties were formed by the accumulation of the hard remains of former organisms such as corals and shells. These materials principally comprise calcium carbonate (calcite). Calcite is a relatively soft mineral and careful selection will be needed when you choose this as use for flooring. Variations in the types and quantities of shell and other remains, and the nature of the cement, provide a huge range of limestone types available.
The colour of limestone ranges from almost white to a warm honey tone. Textures range from fine even grained stones, smooth fossil bearing types, and coarse open textured variations. Certain limestones such as Hopton Wood, Purbeck, Ancaster and some imported stones will take a polish. Finishes included honed, sawn, flamed textured and polished are also offered.
Limestone, probably more than any other stone, is susceptible to potential staining, and application of surface treatments to prevent this requires serious consideration.
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