Limestone

Hard Rock Flooring specialises in limestone and we are constantly sourcing different types.

Most limestone is oolitic which means it is formed from minute pieces of shell or grains of sand stuck with calcium carbonate from the sea. In some limestone there are considerable amounts of fossil from the amount of creatures on the seabed during the stones formation. These differences affect both the colour and strata of the stone, and therefore its potential applications.

British Limestone

Aged Rutland White

 

Aged Rutland White – white with a brownish hue, tiny holed surface.

 

OXFORD STONE

Mid brown with a yellowy tint and dark veining, blue patches within a honed finish.

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European & middle eastern Limestone

Aged Corton, Beauvallon, Cherwell, Crema Kara, Crema Marfil, Field Stone, Fontabbeye, Gardenia, Jerusalem Gold Aged, Jerusalem Grande Melange, Jura Beige, Jura Multicolour,  Old Millstone, St. Briare Chipped Edge, St. Etienne

Aged Corton

Deep golden fawn in colour with a pinkie red veining and plenty of shell. The surface is brushed then tumbled. A stone steeped in French history from the Burgundy region.

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Cherwell

Cherwell – white to beige in colour with a grey hue, heavily worn appearance.

 

Field Stone

Golden beige in colour. The surface is brushed then tumbled to give a soft appearance.

Fontabbeye

Fontabbeye is a pale limestone which often enjoys some great examples of visible fossils and ammonites. We have so many great photos of Fontabbeye in one customers amazing new kitchen that we’ve shown them on a separate page.

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 Jerusalem Gold

Jerusalem Gold – pale to dark golden colours with a smooth surface and softened edges.

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Jura Beige

Jura Beige – beige in colour with an interesting mix of ammonites and shells, smooth texture.

Jura Multicolour

Jura Multicolour – mixture of light and dark beige through to soft grey, contains ammonites and shells, smooth texture.

Old Millstone

Mid grey through to fawn in colour. The surface is sandblasted then tumbled to soften the whole appearance.

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New ranges of limestone for 2018

Balliol

Available in 560mm x random x 20mm

Honed Shell Reef Limestone

Available sawn or tumbled 500 x random x 20mm

Horton Brushed Limestone

Available either sawn-edged or tumbled.  800 x 400 x 15mm

Stowe Gray Limestone

Available in both 500 x random x 20mm and 600 x random x 20mm

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