Limestone has been at the forefront of high quality architecture and design for thousands of years, from the Parthenon in Athens to the Giza pyramids. The warm tones of limestone help create an impressive old-world antique look combined with a luxurious aesthetic. A practical and durable material by nature, limestone is wonderful to walk on. Popular uses for limestone slabs include terraces, bathrooms, kitchens, flooring, wall cladding, vanity tops, furniture and ornate stonework. Limestone slabs are the stone of choice for elegant projects – the soft look and smooth feeling surface is the main reason for the popularity of this material.
Limestone is a great flooring option. Limestone is sedimentary rock formed at the bottom of lakes and shallow seas with the accumulation of shells, bones and other calcium rich materials. Limestone is predominantly composed of calcite. The organic matter which settles in lakes or seas, are preserved as fossils. Limestones that will take a polish are considered marbles by most people, but technically, if there are still shells visible or the structure is not crystalline, it is still a Limestone.
Harmony Stone Gallery is a leading importer of limestone slabs and provides a range of limestone slabs that you can view here on our website, or preferably visit our Sydney showroom and view the opulence of our limestone slabs for yourself. Our Fabrication team has extensive experience working with the Limestone slabs we stock and will be happy to work with you on how best to use our products in your project.
Common Surface Finishes for Limestone Slabs
Polished: Sanded to a shiny surface
Honed: Semi polished to a matt finish.
Brushed: Textured surface to give an antiquated appearance
Tumbled: Rough finish to give an aged look
Sandblasted: Finely textured surface