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Limestone is a sedimentary rock. Ocean sediments and skeletal fragments of marine life collected over a very long period of time form limestone’s composition. Limestone can be compressed for thousands of years in the ocean until pressure pushes it through the water and onto land to form hills, turrets and towers.
The Greeks and Romans used to decorate the facades of their temples with limestone and marble. Since then, limestone has been popular and used as an architectural landscape. Limestone can be used in a split-face ﬁnish and this gives the stone a very unﬁnished, rough look. When this type of ﬁnish is applied to limestone, it can create a concave and concave contrast on building facades. Many residential and commercial customers, such as designers, architects, and developers like the split-face ﬁnish because it creates a dramatic effect.
Sandblasting is another ﬁnish. A rock-faced ﬁnish may also be applied to limestone. This type of ﬁnish is designed to keep the natural feel of the rock and creates bold projections that jut out from the stone face.
Limestone is a soft rock. Vacuuming, sweeping and wiping limestone will help remove daily debris. Use a microﬁbre towel to avoid surface scratching. A bucket of warm water and dish detergent may further help remove dirt from a limestone tile or ﬂooring. However, ﬂooring and walls must be washed again to remove all traces of soap. Do not use acidic cleaners. It will scratch and damage the ﬁnish applied to this natural stone.