This off white colored Limestone comes in a varied texture that is run through with small fossils & shells.

 

High Density

STANDARD VALUE

STANDARD VALUE

STANDARD VALUE

TEST PROCEDURE

PROPERTY

Jerusalem Limestone

Low Density

Medium Density

High Density

11,490

1,800 psi minimum

4,000 psi minimum

8,000 psi minimum

ASTM C170

Ultimate compressive strength of dry specimens

2,000

400 psi minimum

500 psi minimum

1000 psi minimum

ASTM C99

Modulus of rupture of dry specimens

0.80%

12 % maximum

7.5 % maximum

3 % maximum

ASTM C97

Absorption

166

110 minimum

135 minimum

160 minimum

ASTM C97

Density  (lb/ft3)

 

 

Jerusalem Limestone - additional characteristics

·        Exterior/Interior: Jerusalem Stone is suitable for exterior and interior applications, for cladding, flooring and special elements. The strength has been proven all over the world in Extreme cold and warm weather. Jerusalem stone can be found in projects in a variety of climes: USA, Eastern and Western Europe, Middle East and the Far East.

·        Installation Method: Jerusalem Stone is very strong comparing to different limestone and can be applied in many different ways. According to ASTM standard the stone considered to be in the High Density range. The different systems for installation includes drywall with anchor system, mortar and wire reinforcement, wet wall, floating/suspended floors, thin-set, mortar setting, sealant joints, expansion joints, paving on gravel and sand, cement board/wallboard, neoprene column and more.

·        Outdoor installation: Available in lower thickness than other Limestone due to the high dolomite percentage in the Jerusalem Stone. The Jerusalem Stone can be installed in a Drywall system in certain weather starting from 1 1/4" thickness.

·        Large variety: Unlike different limestone, the Jerusalem Stone can be used with many different finishes for different requirements. Our product line offers more than 30 different finishes for the modern look, antique look, anti-slippery, rough finishes, light finishes, unique look and many more.

·        Maintenance: Jerusalem stone is very low maintenance, natural sealer application on the stone is recommended in wet areas and is dependent on architect specification. The Jerusalem stone is soft enough but not too soft to be cleaned by rain water in time, unlike Marble and Granite that are too strong for it.