Used in everything from the Great Sphinx to the Empire State Building, limestone has been a fixture of world-renowned structures for thousands of years. What makes this natural stone a top choice for builders and architects?
The unique benefits of Indonesian limestone
The gorgeous tropical islands of Indonesia are synonymous with top quality limestone. Indonesia is home to many expansive limestone shelves where some of the finest natural stone in the world is mined.
Limestone is sedimentary – formed of shells, mollusks, corals and other conglomerates from the sea. This is what gives limestone such a unique, varied texture. Indonesian limestone is different, however, because it’s also very rich in minerals like calcite, halite and gypsum. Some of our limestone also contains siliceous crystalline granules, giving the stone an appealing, shimmery appearance.
Mineral-rich limestone is extremely durable because it isn’t made of as many fragmented materials like fossils, pebbles and debris. It won’t crumble or chip away easily regardless of heavy traffic or the extensive weathering.
Applications for Indonesian limestone
There is no shortage of applications for Indonesian limestone blocks in Australian homes and gardens. This premium natural stone is a an excellent choice for interior and exterior design projects.
Indonesian limestone is very attractive, and available in a range of colours and finishes, making it suitable no matter what your home or backyard decor.
- Classic white
- Classic gold
- Ocean wave
- Natural split face
- Bush hammered
This natural stone is available in a range of textures as well, although all BauMart limestone consists of very fine grains with high calcite content, which means our limestone is highly durable, and great for use in:
- Swimming pools
- Wall applications
- Garden features, including retaining walls and decorative structures
Because limestone can hold up well against heat, it’s great for use in the kitchen – particularly near the stovetop. Similarly, limestone is also an excellent choice for a fireplace or for outdoor stone tiles if you’re lucky enough to live in one of Australia’s sunnier cities.
What makes a limestone a top choice for architects?
Limestone is beautiful, but so are a number of other natural stone products. So what makes this stone so special? Homeowners, builders, designers and architects prefer to work with limestone for a number of reasons, primarily because it is easy to work with, cost effective and durable.
- Easy to work with – limestone blocks are lightweight and – although they are still strong and enduring – they are surprisingly easy to sculpt
- Cost effective – limestone is less expensive than other natural stone, but it is also more cost effective because it is associated with faster, easier installation.
- Durability – limestone is not a very porous stone, so it is strong, dense and able to withstand rain, erosion, heavy traffic, as well as freezing and thawing.
Why choose BauMart for your Indonesian limestone
Many builders make the mistake of using inferior natural stone products because they worry that importing superior products will be too time consuming or expensive. The majority of our clients are architects and designers, and without the right products, they simply can’t get to work. That’s why at BauMart, we take a lot of pride in our ability to import large and small quantities of Indonesian limestone blocks to various locations in Australia in a short amount of time.
Our experts are also glad to walk you through each step of using Indonesian limestone in your next project, big or small. From selecting the right products to planning your design and eventually installing, BauMart’s expert team is here to help.
Because we want to make sure you get it right, we discuss your project or requirements, check up on estimated delivery timetables and requirements, provide quotes, and also can even help out homeowners with suggestions for installers and landscapers when a job requires it.