Limestone Historical Facts
What makes natural limestone so beautiful it is it age. Any limestone products we sell today, besides some natural stone veneer was formed millions of years ago and it is probably one of the oldest material available on the market in present day. Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) it is what is the base material in our limestone treads and caps or sills which in the form of calcite was created as a sedimentary rock in warm, clear and shallow marine waters composed mainly of skeletal shells, corals, algae and other debris and fragments of marine organisms.
About 10% of all sedimentary rocks on planet Earth are natural limestone's which took millions of years to form.
In nature, limestone creates beautiful landscape because is partially soluble in acid. Such erosion we can see all over the world in deep caves and gorges or coastal banks.
Our ancestors discovered the natural beauty of limestone and its durability thousands and thousands of years ago. Limestone slabs show no preferential way of splitting and can be cut and carved in a broad range of shapes and sizes. How long-lasting limestone really is as a construction material? The best examples are the ancient landmarks all over the world build millennia's ego, but still standing like The Great Pyramids of Giza, ancient Mayan structures such as Chichen Itza, the Roman Coliseum, the Acropolis in Athens etc.
Today natural limestone is also very popular as a building material in architecture all over the world, especially in Europe and North America. In the US limestone is commonly quarried across the country, particularly in the Midwest. The United States is one of the main producer and consumer of this stone in the world. Common Building Applications in present construction projects are statuary use, landscaping, coping, flooring, paving, cladding for exterior or interior walls, limestone steps treads, slabs, windows sills, caps etc.
Central Supply Natural Limestone In Stock
Central Supply for decades stocks the best natural limestone available on the US market. We are proud to sell to our customers the best quality stone quarry from the county of Bedford in the state of Indiana. Discovery of oolitic limestone in the 1830s made this area a prime natural limestone supplier with the development of gigantic quarries and mills which manufactured materials to build such famous buildings as the Empire State Building in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, the National Cathedral and many others. The limestone manufacturing in Indiana has produced buildings that have been in constant use for more than two decades and is virtually maintenance-free, that's why limestone has earned its title as the Nation's Building Stone.
Central Supply as a major supplier of natural limestone from Indiana, stocks in large quantities limestone treads, limestone caps, sills, slabs, limestone stair treads and steps.
Our customers know us as a wholesale supplier with the best quality and consistency of Indiana limestone products in northern New Jersey.
These products can be pickup at our location in Passaic, NJ or we can deliver bulk quantities with our specialized trucks to any location in Tri-state area including Manhattan, upstate New York and southern Connecticut.