Other Stone

Limestone

Limestone is a durable, aesthetically pleasing natural stone suitable for numerous indoor and outdoor applications. It is commonly used for veneers, facades, wall/pool copings, counter tops, signs, patios/pavers, step treads, fireplace surrounds/mantels/hearths and numerous other applications.

LIMESTONE PORTFOLIO

“Indiana Limestone is a freestone, which means that it exhibits no preferential direction of splitting and can, therefore, be cut and carved in an almost limitless variety of shapes and sizes. This property allows the stone to be plained, turned on a lathe, sawed, and hand worked to match the requirements of the most demanding architectural designs. Indiana Limestone exhibits three colors: gray, buff, and variegated which includes patterns of both gray and buff.”
Information provided by Indiana Limestone Institute of America

LIMESTONE QUARRY

Our quarry suppliers run continuously year round making even the most difficult projects a reality anytime of year.

BLUESTONE

Bluestone is the common name given to a feldspathic sandstone quarried in the Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New York regions. Bluestone is available in several forms (pattern flagstone, irregular flagstone, slabs & stones/cobble) for use in a number of different types of applications (paving, step treads, copings, walls & countertops to name a few).

Bluestone is a fine to medium grained arkosic sandstone (geologically referred to as feldspathic sandstone classified as a sedimentary stone) comprised of mainly quartz, feldspars, micas and accessory iron, titanium, magnesium and calcium minerals. Most market grade bluestones are indurated with silica cements with lesser percentages of calcium carbonate or clay mineral cementation of sand grain particles.

Pattern Bluestone is available in two textures. “natural cleft” and “thermal finish”.

When Bluestone is quarried it is cut into blocks. Once these blocks are removed they are hand split. The hand splitting leaves what is termed a “natural cleft” texture. To achieve a “thermal” finish, a process that involves the application of heat and moisture is used. The result is a surface that is smoother than “natural cleft”, yet still very natural in appearance. Bluestone is available in several colors from Abella Stone (blue/blue, blue/green & full color). Always pick color from actual samples, due to the potential variance of color in natural stone.