DescriptionSedimentary rock composed mainly of calcium carbonate - CaCO3, usually in the form of calcite or aragonite.The primary source of the calcite in limestone is most commonly marine organisms. It may contain considerable amounts of magnesium carbonate (dolomite) as well, minor constituents also commonly present include clay, iron carbonate, feldspar, pyrite, and quartz. The marine organisms secrete shells that settle out of the water column and are deposited on ocean floors as pelagic ooze or alternatively are conglomerated in a coral reef
Limestone makes up about 10% of the total volume of all sedimentary rocks and may also form in both lacustrine and evaporite depositional environments.
Travertine 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: Found near waterfalls and is a porous or cellular variety of travertine.
UseFlooring, Cladding, Special Items, Cut-to Size, Exterior & Interior.
Limestone can be used for any application from exterior in cold weathers, through interiors and special elements. Moreover, Limestone can be found in many pools, kitchen and baths and has no problem maintaining in wet areas.
Finishes AvailableHoned, Polished, Chiseled, Natural Face, Flamed, Brushed, Tumbled
ApplicationExterior, Interior, Cladding, Flooring & Special elements.
Cold WeatherExterior - Depended on Installation method
Carving & Special elementsYes
JGSW ProjectsIn the last 30 years Jerusalem Gardens manufactured and supplied each year over 200,000 SQ.M of Jerusalem Limestone together with different kinds of limestone from all over the world.
The company supplied Limestone for projects in Israel, Europe, North America and The Far East. In addition, the company built and installed many projects in Israel, USA and Eastern Europe. (See full project list ).