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Limestone Formation and Uses

Limestone, also known as dolomite in a geological sense, is a sedimentary material formed in seabeds of clay, mud, sand, and biological calcite materials. Over time, these layered beds of material are compressed and dry out to become limestone. Because of the way this material is formed, it is not uncommon to find fossilized sealife in limestone materials. Limestone does not weather acidic environments well and is not as hard as granite materials. This type of material, like marble, is a good choice for vanities in bathrooms and lower traffic areas.

Limestone Sample Images

All sample images listed in this site are for reference purposes only as natural materials can vary in coloration, veining, and pattern type. Please note that individual monitor settings may also affect the coloration & contrast of sample images.

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