Uniform sizes and thickness makes Elliott Stone Rockfaced Treads easy and efficient to install.
Elliott Flagstone is produced in square and rectangular shapes and is ideal for pool decks, patios, and stoops.
Garden Terrace Blocks
Elliott Garden Terrace Blocks are produced with the full range of color and texture from the quarry, which enhances their natural beauty.
Weathered Edge Stone
Weathered Edge Stone is our newest product created to give the appearance of stone with a "river washed" edge.
Limestone color and grade
Limestone has been the material of choice for some of the world's greatest architecture. From the Great Pyramid in Giza, Egypt, to medieval European churches and castles, to New York's Empire State Building, limestone stands the test of time. Because it is a fine-grained, soft rock, limestone is easily cut into a variety of shapes and thickness levels, making it an ideal stone for creative architecture.
While there are dozens of varieties of limestone found throughout the world, Indiana Limestone--known by geologists as Salem Limestone--is considered the product of choice for its consistency of deposit. Though it is extremely homogenous, genuine Indiana Limestone has subtle differences in color and grain. Remnants of the past are sometimes visible in small concentrations of calcite streaks or spots, fossils or shell formations, pit holes, reedy formations, open texture streaks, honeycomb formations, iron spots, travertine-like formations, and grain formation changes. Because these variations are so minimal, each piece of stone looks very similar to the next, providing a smooth, uniform look to the architecture.
Indiana Limestone is classified into two colors--Buff and Gray; and four grade descriptions--Select, Standard, Rustic, and Variegated. To ensure optimal color control, the Indiana Limestone Institute of America (link: http://iliai.com/) recommends that stone for each project should be supplied by a single quarry.
Buff: Varies in shades from a light cream to a brownish buff.
Gray: Appears in shades of silvery gray to bluish gray.
Select: Fine to average-grained stone having a controlled minimum of the above characteristics
Standard: Fine to moderately large-grained stone permitting an average amount of the above characteristics
Rustic: Fine to very coarse-grained stone permitting an above-average amount of the above characteristics
Variegated: An unselected mixture of grades 1 through 3 permitting both the buff and gray colors