Limestone for Your Home Remodel Olive Branch MS

Usually formed in the world's oceans, limestone has been a building material almost as long as there have been buildings. This clever and versatile natural stone option has a wide array of uses in the home, from siding to flooring to countertops. Read on to know more about limestone as a building material.

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Limestone for Your Home Remodel

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Limestone is a natural beauty to add character to your home. Photo Credit: cliff1066

Usually formed in the world's oceans, limestone has been a building material almost as long as there have been buildings. This clever and versatile natural stone option has a wide array of uses in the home, from siding to flooring to countertops.

Limestone is naturally white, but impurities lend it a relatively wide spectrum of colors. Sand, clay, rust and other materials can penetrate limestone to give it a brown, yellow, or red disposition. Carbon will produce blue, black, and gray.

Limestone is abundant as far as architectural stones go. It is also very manageable and easily cut into blocks or more elaborate designs as function and taste warrant. At the same time it is also very durable. One downside to limestone is its weight. It is a heavy stone and therefore not suitable for tall buildings and remains relatively expensive despite its abundance.

Limestone has a number of uses , in and out of the home. It is used for making cement, conditioning soil, making glass, making toothpaste, and even as an additive to bread and cereal as a source of calcium (limestone derives in part from the mineral calcite). Limestone even makes up some of the best petroleum reservoirs in the world.

Anyone can see that limestone is a very busy stone indeed. In addition to its many uses in our daily lives, limestone has the more familiar task of enhancing homes. Here are some ways in which limestone...

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