This highly variegated stone is primarily gray-blue in colour, with subtle tan tones and streaks — or veins — of white, running throughout. Different finishes bring out different elements of this mottled stone; honed / smoother finishes appear a deeper gray, while etched surfaces (flamed, bush hammered, scratched) appear lighter. This stone can take on even more characteristics with a finishing sealer.
- Limestone is very common in architecture; many landmarks across the world, including the Great Pyramid and its associated complex in Giza, Egypt, are made of limestone. It is readily available and relatively easy to cut into workable blocks. Limestone is a sedimentary rock, primarily formed by the accumulation and lithification (pressurization) of marine shells and skeletons on the ocean floor. In some instances, shell fossils are still visible. Because of components such as clay, sand, organic remains, iron oxide and other materials, many limestones exhibit different colors, especially on weathered surfaces.
Your stone's finish is almost as important as the stone type. A different finish on the same stone type can create a very different design aesthetic. Finishes are also determined by function; an area that requires traction for people or vehicles will generally require some kind of chemical or mechanical texturing finish (e.g. “acid washed” or “flamed”).
We order almost any quantity, cut to any size, in any finish.