Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Most limestone is composed of skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral or foraminifera. The fusion and fossilisation of these organisms over millions of years is what creates the characteristic mocha coloured veins on the light back ground, intermingled with fossils of plants and animal life all add to the individuality of the wonderful material. To find blooms, lighter or darker veins, “wisps” of fossilised fern leaves & other unique features are not considered defects but are part of the natural beauty the earth brings meaning each fireplace created will have a unique look to it.
Aegean matt finished limestone is also a sedimentary rock formed over millions of years & quarried from the mountains of Turkey. The characteristics of this stone are its smooth texture, whitish base colour, speckled grain & small fossils compared to the veining of Portuguese Limestone.
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Bespoke Limestone Suites
All of our marble surrounds can be made to measure in either Limestone or other stones from our range including back panels & hearths in Rivern slate to create a lovely contrast or if preferred, the whole suite for a very natural look.
Alternatively, we can contrast with any of our Sparkling quartz in black, grey
or cream for a more blingy look.
Limestone also lends itself to a traditional Inglenook appearance, check our range for ideas!
The Sacramento in limestone with Gotham 600 electric fire
The Wenlock in Aegean limestone
with Jubilee highlighted cast
black granite hearth & gas fire