Sunday, October 31, 2010

Slab Sunday: Seagrass Limestone

Happy Halloween!
I was going to do a Halloween looking stone for Slab Sunday today, but I didn't want you all to always associate that stone with Halloween so I decided against it.
So instead, today I'm talking about one of my very favorite limestones.....
Seagrass Limestone.
Seagrass limestone comes from a bedrock quarry in Turkey.
 It is a sedimentary stone formed on shallow sea beds from monsoonal rains washing minerals, plants and animals into the sea.
The above picture from Arizona Tile's website is a Tumbled Seagrass Limestone backsplash on granite countertops.

Structurally, Seagrass is a very hard limestone. Some common characteristics that are visible in this limestone are quartz veins, grey portions and many fossilized shells in each piece.  Some slabs have a lot more fossils than others.  It's fun to pick out your exact slabs and see all the fossils.

I have to admit, I'm a bit partial to Seagrass Limestone because it's in my own house.  I have it on my Powder Vanity and in my Laundry Room.  I'll show pictures here someday.  I've loved it though, I've had it in for a few years now and no complaints!  It's probably my favorite stone that we have in our house.

Seagrass limestone is available in 2 cm and 3 cm slabs as well as tile.


Tana said...

Love the Seagrass limestone. I've used it a few times for projects I've done on floors, but I haven't used it as a countertop yet.
I'd love to see your laundry and powder!

Anonymous said...

I would do almost anything for that tub.

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Anonymous said...

Where can I find a slab piece for a shower threshold? I've only found it in tiles.

Steph@TheGraniteGurus said...

You should be able to find a leftover slab for a thresh hold in a fabricator's remnant yard. Call around first though since it's not a really common color.
Good luck!

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