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Limestone

Natural Limestone

Natural Limestone

Natural Limestone is basically sedimentary rock composed of the mineral calcite (CaCO3). This stone is especially popular in architecture, and many landmarks around the world. It is widely used as tiles, slabs in flooring, wall cladding, vanity tops and to pave the floors of large commercial complexes, hospitals, airports, shopping malls, railway stations, parks etc. Properties such as high resistance in freezing and thawing conditions make natural limestone an ideal for architectural purposes.

Lime Pink Limestone

Lime Pink Limestone

The vitreous Lime Pink Limestone have natural cleft finish and subtle soothing shades. It adds a graceful touch to living and working area. It is specially suitable for wall cladding, flooring and other construction purposes. This stone is very tough and resistant to slip. High resistance to freezing and thawing conditions make Lime pink ideal for commercial sites. The stone can be sawn, sandblasted brushed, honed and polished. Lime pink limestone is available in different forms such as tiles, slabs, cobbles and blocks. Edges of the stones are smoothened to ensure no breakage during transportation or application at the site. The frost resistant lime pink is a versatile stone that can withstand all weather conditions.

Place of Origin : Miryalguda Physical Properties Physically, Limestone are Quite impervious, Hard, Compact, fine to very fine grained calcareous rocks of sedimentary nature.
Hardness -3 to 4 on Moh''s Scale
Density -2.5 to 2.65 Kg/m3
Compressive Strength-1800 to 2100 Kg/cm2
Water Absorption -Less than 1%
Porosity -Quite low
Weather Impact -Resistant

Chemical Properties Chemically, both limestone and marbles are siliceous calcium carbonate rocks.
Lime (CaO) -38-42%
Silica (SiO2) -20-25%
Alumina (Al2O3) -2-4%
Other Oxides like Na, Mg -1.5 to 2.5%
Loss On Ignition (LOI) -30-32%

Limestone, like marble and other calcareous stones, are referred to as acid sensitive. Calcareous stones are readily dissolved in acid, therefore acidic products should not be used on limestone and marbles.
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