Limestone is a lightly colored soft stone that has a naturally earthy appearance to it.
Even light use can cause scratches, chips, stains, and etches, so it is best used for lightly used or decorative surfaces rather than general-purpose kitchen countertops.
Limestone forms from heavily compacted bones, shells, and other organic materials. For this reason, fragments of ancient fossils can sometimes appear on the surface of the stone, adding a unique naturalistic appearance when they are visible on home surfaces.
Characteristics of Limestone
- Earthy colors
- Excellent for light-use surfaces
- Made of organic material and can contain visible fossils