Limestone

Limestone is a natural stone that has many uses including fireplaces. Centredart  use only the finest examples of limestone to handcraft our bespoke fireplaces.

 

Centredart Fireplaces has produced an exclusive portfolio of bespoke fireplace designs utilising natural limestone into the fireplace to provide a stunning natural appearance to their fireplace.

 

Once our customers have decided one of our limestone fireplaces they can choose from a range of limestone types and decide if they want their fireplace to incorporate filled travertine or unfilled travertine as a striking contrast to the limestone.

 

Limestone is very common in architecture, especially in Europe and North America. Many landmarks across the world, including the Great Pyramid and its associated complex in Giza, Egypt, are made of limestone. So many buildings in Kingston, Canada were constructed from it that it is nicknamed the 'Limestone City'. On the island of Malta, a variety of limestone called Globigerina limestone was, for a long time, the only building material available, and is still very frequently used on all types of buildings and sculptures. Limestone is readily available and relatively easy to cut into blocks or more elaborate carving. It is also long-lasting. The finest limestone originates from portugal.

 

Many famous buildings in London are built from Portland limestone.

 

Limestone was also a very popular building block in the Middle Ages in the areas where it occurred, since it is hard, durable, and commonly occurs in easily accessible surface exposures. Many medieval churches and castles in Europe are made of limestone. Beer stone was a popular kind of limestone for medieval buildings in southern England.

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