Lime peacock is a striking premium quality limestone product which suits both contemporary and traditional settings. It is a dark grey natural limestone with soft blue veining that adds depth to its appearance. Upon wetting and drying there is no apparent delamination effect. These stones possess excellent oil resistant properties. The texture of the lime peacock limestone offers a non-slippery surface that suits well for flooring purposes. It has high resistance in freezing and thawing conditions, which indicate that it can be used in any atmospheric condition without getting affected. Lime peacock can be natural sawn, sandblasted brushed, honed and polished. The stones can be cut to size for specific usage requirement.
Place of Origin : Miryalguda
Physically, Limestone are Quite impervious, Hard, Compact, fine to very fine grained calcareous rocks of sedimentary nature.
Hardness - 3 to 4 on Moh's Scale
Density - 2.5 to 2.65 Kg/m3
Compressive Strength - 1800 to 2100 Kg/cm2
Water Absorption - Less than 1%
Porosity - Quite low
Weather Impact - Resistant
Chemically, both limestone and marbles are siliceous calcium carbonate rocks.
Lime (CaO) - 38-42%
Silica (SiO2) - 20-25%
Alumina (Al2O3) - 2-4%
Other Oxides like Na, Mg - 1.5 to 2.5%
Loss On Ignition (LOI) - 30-32%
Limestone, like marble and other calcareous stones, are referred to as acid sensitive. Calcareous stones are readily dissolved in acid, therefore acidic products should not be used on limestone and marbles.