Limestone: soft character and visible fossils

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Limestone reconciles apparent imperfections with a warm appearance and soft colour palette. It is a natural stone, meaning that geological processes have ‘sculpted’ this material for centuries. You can also see this on account of fossils, shells, animals, plants or corals being woven into the stone. The unique structure of this very natural material is combined with warm shades of white, beige and grey. This soft character of limestone forms the basis for smooth incorporation into any interior style.

Over the years, we at Brachot have learned that the traces of nature and small pits in the surface make limestone so characteristic. We are constantly enhancing our knowledge of limestone in our own bluestone quarry in Ireland (Kilkenny Limestone), as well as in other limestone quarries around the world.

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Paving in Kilkenny Limestone
Kitchen in Breccia Alba

Variety of applications

Limestone has been used for many years in a variety of interior and exterior applications: as flooring, wall and façade cladding, kitchen worktops, window sills and paving. This beautiful material is usually chosen for its aesthetic properties but, just like other types of natural stone, limestone also has an exceptional lifespan. So it’s no coincidence that many old buildings and monuments are built of limestone.

Limestone has good resistance to high temperatures but, due to its composition, this material is not naturally acid, scratch, or stain-resistant. Nevertheless, by impregnating it and using the right maintenance products, limestone can last for many decades.


Kitchens
Kitchens
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Indoor flooring
Indoor flooring
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Stairs
Stairs
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Wall cladding
Wall cladding
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Façade cladding
Façade cladding
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Window sills (indoor)
Window sills (indoor)
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Choose the design that best suits you

Limestone is available in a variety of colours, within a palette of beige, grey and white. These soft tones create a warm appearance. Traces of geological history, such as fossils of corals or shells, can often be found in the stone. Because of this variation in texture, every slab or tile looks different.

Thanks to its soft, warm tones and structures, limestone fits into any interior style, from rural and rustic to modern and sleek. The various sizes and thicknesses of 2 or 3 cm (and up to 20 cm on request) and a broad range of possible surface finishes ensure a completely personal touch.

Discover some of our designs

Eski Gold limestone
Fossil Stone limestone
Ceppo di Gré limestone
Combe Brune limestone
Jura Graublau limestone
Kilkenny Limestone
Massangis Jaune limestone
Moca Contre Passe Extra limestone
Muschelkalk Mooser limestone
Sinai Pearl limestone
Semond limestone
Simyra limestone

A selection of our finishes

The finishes shown here are a selection of the surface finishes Brachot offers as standard. We are also constantly developing new finishes and optimising existing ones, which means we always find the finish that best suits the material, your tastes, and the style of your home.

Limestone Sawn

Sawn

Pure, untreated finish as when sawing a block of natural stone. The type of saw determines whether parallel grooves or circular strokes are visible.

Limestone Honed

Honed

The surface is scoured until a warm, matt shine is obtained. The grain size during scouring determines the final result.

Limestone Sensato

Sensato

This mechanical treatment gives the limestone a soft, satisfying surface texture with rustic touch.

Limestone Brossato

Brossato

This finish softens the naturally coarse shape of the stone, emphasising its intense colours.

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Opting for durable quality

Limestone has good resistance to high temperatures but, due to its composition, this material is not naturally acid, scratch, or stain-resistant. Nevertheless, by impregnating it and using the right maintenance products, limestone can last for many decades.

As well as being aesthetic, this stone is also a particularly durable material, in the broadest sense of the word. It has a very long lifespan, but is also environmentally friendly. Limestone is only formed by nature, so no energy is required for its production. CO₂ emissions during production are also lower. And because it is 100% recyclable, limestone can be reused for a wide range of applications.

Useful guides

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Limestone brochure

All information on limestone and our entire range combined in a brochure.

Stonecare limestone

Limestone maintenance leaflet

Keep your limestone surfaces intact for generations. All our tips on cleaning limestone can be found in our limestone maintenance leaflet.