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Types of limestone

Jun , 12
Types of limestone

Limestone is a sedimentary rock formed mostly of calcium carbonate. The stone can be formed by a hydrological process, dissolving calcium carbonate in carbon dioxide, or by a biological process, accumulating calcium carbonate through fossil sediments. The result of both processes gives rise to a large number of types of limestone, as shown in the examples below.

Types of white limestone

Caliza Blanca - Perlino - White limestone

White limestone is highly valued for its luminosity and the homogeneity of its light tones. Some of them present specks of very tenuous colors that are also distributed uniformly at the surface.

In other cases, they exhibit more extensive lines or drawings due to the morphology of the fossils they contain.

Bianco Perlino limestone

Piedra caliza blanca - Blanco Perlino - Perlino White - White limestone

One example is the fine-grained Bianco Perlino white limestone, which has a lovely creamy white color, light, and compact. The high volume of fossils originates a multitude of small veins that furrow its surface.

Types of beige limestone

Suelo de caliza - Pangea Beige - Limestone floor

Light beige and cream shades also abound within the limestone world. Similar to the white limestones, they have beautiful luminosity as well as a remarkable capacity to transmit visual warmth.

Beige Pangea Limestone

Detail - Pangea Beige - Detalles

Pangea Beige is a very homogeneous light brown limestone. The sand, earth, and mole tones of this natural stone merge through subtle glazes producing a beige surface. Applying a honed finish (matt) to the light brown limestone Pangea Beige, we obtain an aesthetic which is very similar to that of cement.

Types of grey limestone

Baño Osris Grey

The range of the grey limestones is vast. Some embrace the warm tones, for example, those of mole colors and others are closer to colder tones, where the gray acquires bluish reflections.

 Alboran Grey Limestone

Gris Alborán is another limestone that comes close to the appearance of cement. Its grey base has an explosion of black particles. It also presents grains of different sizes, so in some sections, it is smoother than in others.

Twilight Grey Limestone

Placa piedra caliza gris - Twilight Grey - Grey limestone plate

Twilight Grey has a clear base in very homogeneous smoke tones. It contains fossils as small spots in the lead, pearl, and white tones. Similar to the previous two types of grey limestones, this elegant limestone combines the quality of natural stone with the appearance of cement.

Osiris Grey Limestone

Osiris Grey is a grey limestone that contains graceful fossils in its composition. Its mole base is tinged with a multitude of creamy sparkles thanks to its marine traces, suspended in an eternal flow.

Grey Navy Limestone

Grey Navy is another grey, bluish limestone dotted with a myriad of dots ranging from silvery grey to the occasional grey ochre.

Types of brown limestone

Pared de caliza - Fosile Brown Nerinea - Limestone wall

Brown limestones occupy a prominent place within the limestone group due to their unparalleled exuberance.

Fosile Brown

Primer plano - Fosile Brown Nerinea - Close-up

Fosile Brown Nerinea is a brown limestone with macrofossils in the form of a shell. It presents a singular base in earth tones adorned by the infinity of conical Nerinea forms in a perfect state of conservation.

Types of black limestone

Suelo de piedras calizas en blanco y negro - Vila Padierna Palace - Ebano Black - Perlino - Black & white limestone floor

The sophistication of the black color also finds a gap in the limestone. Black is a symbol of elegance and exclusivity. By combining these characteristics with the beautiful aesthetics of the limestone, we obtain some fascinating stones.

Ebony Black Limestone

Piedra caliza negra - Negro Ebano Black - Black limestone

The Ebano Black limestone is an example of this. With a homogeneous texture, its dark base allows the incursion of frequent white or pink veins.

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