Limestone is very common in architecture as a building material as well as a decorative material. Cyprus Limestone has a very soft yellowish color and combined with its texture can give a unique aesthetic touch on applications like facades, floor tiles, fireplaces, columns, balustrades, steps, pool decks and exterior or interior wall cladding.
Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the mineral calcite and variable amounts of silica, clay, silt and sand. The primary source of the calcite in limestone is most commonly marine organisms. These organisms settled down in the bottom of the sea along with other minerals and under high pressure (about 440 bars or 4500m of water deep) transformed through thousands of years creating in this way most types of limestone.
There is evidence from all over the world of limestone being used for construction purposes thousands and thousands of years ago. This is how durable Limestone is; The Great Pyramids of Giza which are 4,575 years old, are made completely out of limestone and as we all know, are still standing strong today. Ancient theatres, temples and castles in Cyprus were built with the local limestone. Limestone buildings from the Roman times are also still standing as well as hundreds and hundreds of other famously historic buildings.