Elliott Stone Company foresaw the demand for a durable, economical and attractive material to be used for steep treads, mantel, coping and hearths. We selected gray limestone for this use because of its superior hardness and lower water absorption compared to other colors of Indiana limestone. Elliott Stone Company Rockfaced Treads are sawn on six sides then a rockface is added. Uniform sizes and thickness makes Elliott Stone Rockfaced Treads easy and efficient to install. Being a product of nature, you should expect some variation in color from piece to piece.
Over the past 30 years, hundreds of tons of Rockfaced Treads have graced fine architecture throughout the Eastern seaboard. First commercially quarried in 1827, limestone from the hills of Southern Indiana has been used in familiar American landmarks such as the Empire State Building, the Pentagon, The National Cathedral, and a host of other building s monuments, schools, churches, and homes.
Indiana Limestone Handbook: Page 151 "Handrails and Posts"
Indiana Limestone Handbook: Page 11 "Staining and Efforescence"
Indiana Limestone Handbook: Page 29 "Pressure Relieving Joints"
Indiana Limestone Handbook: Page 30 "Dampproofing"
Indiana Limestone Handbook: Page 32 "Flooring and Paving"
|Abrasion Resistance||6 Minimum
|Bulk Specific Gravity||2.10 Minimum
Elliott Stone Company is a member of the Indiana Limestone Institute of America. Setting Specifications must be in accordance with the recommendations of the Indiana Limestone Institute Handbook.
The Institute can be reached at:
Suite 400 Stone City Bank Building
Bedford, IN 47421
ELLIOTT STONE CO. EUREKA QUARRY STONE
|Abrasion Resistance||Gray 13.63
|Bulk Specific Gravity||Gray 2.53
These tests were taken from random samples from the Eureka Gray and Buff Quarries of Elliott Stone Company, Inc. Tests done on other samples from the same quarry may produce different results. These test results should only be used as a reference.