Lightweight Limestone

Lightweight Limestone

Lightweight Limestone 

Limestone is one of the oldest construction materials in the world.

You can see this highly durable and beautiful product forming part of the construction of historic buildings around the world.

However, the other attribute that goes hand in hand with limestones durability and beauty is its weight. Full cast limestone is an extremely heavy material. For centuries, the product formed part of the building’s structural elements; hence, it was acceptable.

Times Change

In modern times, limestone is utilized for more aesthetic and architectural purposes, not structural. This results in additional engineering, mechanical fixings, and reinforcement being incorporated into the design, which comes at a cost.
 
There is no need for an aesthetic product to be fully cast in deep sections, as the wear depth on the surface of the material is never more than several millimeters over its lifetime. This realization, combined with 

the birth of CNC Machine Technology and EPS products was the perfect combination.

Limestone cast mix poured in conjunction with EPS foam forms the perfect blend of lightweight strength and durability. With a minimum of half an inch of cast limestone material, supported by EPS foam results in a product that can be up to 70% lighter than its full cast counterparts.

This significant weight reduction reduces the product’s overall sale price, engineering costs, installation, and transportation costs.

The final cherry on top comes from CNC technology, which can machine EPS into an unlimited amount of shapes and profiles—giving lightweight limestone a massive advantage over traditional full cast alternatives.

The Next Step

For more information regarding Tuscan Stoneworx Lightweight Limestone products, specifications, and details, check out our Product Specifications Page. Alternatively, if you are interested in seeing more about our Commercial offerings, take a look at our Commercial Page. Similarly, our Residential offerings are located on our Residential page. The links below are downloadable brochures of both our shape/profile catalog and our product overview of our Tuscan Stoneworx products:

Tuscan Stoneworx Profile Catalog
Tuscan Stoneworx Overview

If you would prefer to chat with a member of our team, please contact:

Barry Murphy
General Manager
587 568 9298
Info@tuscanstoneworx.ca

Lightweight Limstone by Tuscan Stoneworx Edmonton Alberta

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