Limestone is a sedimentary work that is made up of mainly calcium carbonate (CaCO3) which is in the form of mineral calcite. It is formed in clear, shallow marine waters from the accumulation of coral, shell, fecal and algal debris. It can also be formed when CaCO3 precipitates in lake water.
Qualities of Limestone
- Very vulnerable to wear and tear (deterioration) when exposed to the atmosphere
- It is very porous
- Very brittle and can shatter easily
- Soft to touch
- Resistant to mold and bacteria
Benefits of Limestone
- Limestone is available in various colors and styles and therefore has a wide application
- It is highly durable
- Has a timeless beauty and enduring appeal
- Easy to maintain due to its resistance to mold
Uses of Limestone
- Used as dimension stone in architectural projects like floor tiles, window sills etc.
- When crushed, limestone can be used as heat and weather resistant coating to asphalt in roofing projects
- Crushed limestone can also be used in smelting processes
- Widely used in the cement industry for cement production
- It can be used to neutralize or treat highly acidic soils
- Powdered limestone is widely used in paint industry as a filler
- Due to its resistant to bacteria, it can be used in kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor spaces.
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