To make things a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular building stones.
SandstoneIt may come as no surprise to hear that sandstone is one of the most popular - if not the most popular choice - when it comes to building stones. It’s a soft material created by tiny, sand-sized grains of mineral, rock, or organic material that are cemented together. The impurities in the minerals mean that sandstone can come in any color. However, it’s commonly brown, yellow, red, grey, pink, white, or black.
And it’s easy to see why sandstone is such a popular go-to stone. After all, its sandy structure makes it easily workable and, in many cases, can even be cut with hand-held tools, making it an ideal choice for almost any construction project.
GraniteAn igneous rock, granite is undoubtedly one of the most popular building stones, mainly thanks to its hardness, durability, and beauty. And what comes with being so tough is the ability granite has to withstand high weathering.
Depending on its mineral content, the color of granite can range from greys and blacks to greens, blues, or even pinks. Although granite is a popular choice for internal building work, it also tends to be a go-to stone for exterior projects that require a tougher material, including extensive engineering or construction projects.
LimestoneIts high-strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion make limestone one of the most popular stones, especially in America. Despite its strength, it’s also a soft rock compared with many, which means it’s easily workable.
Limestone consists of calcium carbonate formed at the bottom of the sea that has compacted over time. It is especially ideal for roofing, flooring, and walls.