Elliott Stone

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Rockfaced Treads

  • Stone widths available from 6" to 24" in 2" increments.
  • Standard lengths from 4' to 10' in 1' increments. Lengths over 10' are available for an extra charge.
  • Thickness is 2" (± 1/8" is standard)
  • Color is light to dark shades or gray
  • Weight is 25 pounds per square foot.
  • Special Note: Buff stone is not recommended for exterior tread use as it normally has only half of the crushing strength and twice the water absorption of hard gray stone.

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. 

References
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"

INDUSTRY SPECIFICATIONS
Property
Value
Test
Ultimate Compressive
ASTM
Strength
4,000 Minimum
C170
Absorption
7.5% Maximum
C97
Abrasion Resistance
6 Minimum
17 Maximum
C241
Bulk Specific Gravity
2.10 Minimum
2.75 Maximum

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 
(812) 275-4426

ELLIOTT STONE CO. EUREKA QUARRY STONE
Property
Value
Test
Ultimate Compressive
ASTM
Strength
Gray 10,030
Buff 6,110
C170
Absorption
Gray 1.83%
Buff 3.37%
C97
Abrasion Resistance
Gray 13.63
Buff 7.97
C241
Bulk Specific Gravity
Gray 2.53
Buff 2.40

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.