What Exactly is Limestone Tile?
Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the calcium carbonate.
Limestone is the base material for many of the other Stone Tiles, found in this Section
Travertine, for one is a banded, compact variety of Limestone formed along streams, particularly where there are waterfalls and around hot or cold springs. Calcium carbonate is deposited where evaporation of the water leaves a solution that is supersaturated with chemical constituents of calcite. Tufa, a porous or cellular variety of travertine, is found near waterfalls. Coquina is a poorly consolidated limestone composed of pieces of coral or shells.
During regional metamorphism that occurs during the mountain building process, limestone re-crystallizes to form Marble