Hand crafted Limestone

Limestone crafted by hand

Limestone, trowel applied  Architectural coatings,we are taking decorative plastering concepts to a new level. A lime based mortar where only the applicator limits its possibilities.

A limestone mix conceived by stone artisans in Europe to aid in the restoration of  historic buildings and structures. The decorative concepts of using crushed limestone to create true stone coatings that prove irresistible to the touch. By utilizing various polymers and bonding agents, a wide variety of substrates may be treated with Hydraulic lime stone Coatings,interior or exterior substrates include stucco brown coat, drywall and concrete,and ICF to name a few.

Many textures and edge designs are possible . For a basic limestone finish, vertical or horizontal, the product is trowel applied, flattened and textured with a polyurethane float and a texture grid float made of dense rubber. Texturing this limestone mix, is further accomplished using hand stones and different power tools while the matrix is still in the initial set phase. The hand stones compact and compress the material. Compression almost self-textures the material by bringing up aggregate in the mix. After hand stoning, a  day later we return for the final finishing.

Limestone crafted by nature

  • Limestone   is actually a sedimentary stone where the primary mineral element is calcite (calcium carbonate: CaCO 3 ). Limestone is usually created through precipitation associated with calcite dissolved in water as well as through depostion of marine microorganisms as well as entrainment connected with supplementary mineral deposits. Something like 80 to 90% of limestone make up are generally skeletal particles associated with ocean microorganisms for example  coral reefs  and also plankton. Some limestones do not comprise of grains whatsoever and they are fashioned entirely because of the chemical  precipitation  associated with  calcite  or  aragonite and leave these shells behind as soon as the organisms die. . i.e.  travertine or tuffa
  • Limestone is moderately disolveable, particularly in acid, and for that reason creates numerous erosional landforms. For instance ,  limestone ,  pot holes ,  cenotes (natural pit or sinkhole) , caverns as well as gorges. These kinds of erosion landscapes are classified as  karsts ,creating underwater springs and aquifers
  • Limestone is significantly less  resistant  compared to the majority of  igneous  rocks, however much more resistant compared to the majority of  sedimentary rocks . It’s therefore generally related to hillsides as well as  downland,  and also happens in areas along with other sedimentary rocks, generally clays.
  • Limestone can be crystalline, clastic, granular, or massive, with regards to the means of creation. Crystals of calcite,  quartz  and dolomite line tiny spaces within the stone. Whenever circumstances happen to be suitable for precipitation, calcite forms mineral coatings which cement the actual rock grains with each other, as well as it will fill fractures,within the rock itself