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Want the Look of Limestone? Use Concrete Concrete Decor

Dec 01, 2002 A California company has created a clever disguise — a concrete product that looks like quarried limestone block. ArcusStone, based in Oakland, Calif., manufactures crushed limestone coatings and plasters that produce the finish of quarried stone, but with increased strength and durability due to the portland cement and polymers in the mix.

How is concrete made from limestone? Shelly Company

Jan 29, 2014 To make Portland cement—the most common type of cement—powdered limestone is heated in a rotary kiln. As a source of calcium, it joins with powdered clay to produce a product called clinker,which is then ground with a source of sulfate, like gypsum.

4specs Discussion Forum: Make concrete look like limestone?

Since Portland cement is named that because of the resemblance of the concrete made therefrom to Portland Stone--a dark cold gray (and IMNSHO, particularly unattractive) limestone from near Portland in the South of England--You might be able to match Portland limestone fairly well, but standard P. C. concrete doesn't match Indiana limestone, Texas limestone, Jerusalem stone or any other

Precast Concrete versus Natural Limestone Steps Plus, Inc.

The Architectural Precast Concrete and Cast Stone products by Steps Plus have numerous advantages over natural limestone. These are: Color Choices: With natural limestone, you are limited to the color that is currently being quarried. With our Architectural Precast Concrete and Cast Stone, we can use different cements, aggregates and color pigments to provide a wide range of color choices.

how to make concrete look like limestone Mining

Jan 23, 2013 GFRC to mimic honed limestone for window sills and lintles. Could use some help from my fellow concrete artists. I have been asked to make several window sills and lintles in I just made this sink to look like old limestone. »More detailed

How to Make Cement And Concrete From Scratch

Concrete is a mixture of cement, water, sand and gravel. Mortar is a mixture of cement, water, sand and lime. Alright, looks like you will need some limestone. If, like me you do not live where there is limestone then Oyster shells or seashells can be substituted for limestone when making your cement. But you're not a geologist?

Crushed Limestone Concrete Aggregate Texas Crushed Stone Co.

Studies have shown that this thermal stability coupled with limestone’s superior curing properties results in greater crack spacing, and less crack width in limestone concrete slabs. Most concrete is made by mixing a ¼” to 200 mesh (200 wires per inch) sand with aggregate graded from 1 ½” to 3/8” or aggregate graded from 1 ¼” to 3

Concrete oriental lantern making to look like limestone

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Wet Cast Stone and Dry Cast Limestone: There is a

The dry cast limestone is porous and looks remarkably like carved limestone. The rough surface and minerals of limestone also promote weathering and help create a beautiful patina with lichen and moss settling on the surfaces in a relatively short amount of time.

Precast Concrete versus Natural Limestone Steps Plus, Inc.

The Architectural Precast Concrete and Cast Stone products by Steps Plus have numerous advantages over natural limestone. These are: Color Choices: With natural limestone, you are limited to the color that is currently being quarried. With our Architectural Precast Concrete and Cast Stone, we can

How to Make a Concrete Countertop With a Faux Rock Finish

Jan 30, 2017 One of the first things that attracted me to concrete countertops is how custom you can make them! But then I found out that you can make the edges look like rock and I was sold!! The minute I came across rock edge form liners I fell in love with the look

Wet Cast Stone and Dry Cast Limestone: There is a

The dry cast limestone is porous and looks remarkably like carved limestone. The rough surface and minerals of limestone also promote weathering and help create a beautiful patina with lichen and

View topic Liquid limestone versus poured concrete

Aug 04, 2011 So you can leave it natural and not pay more to make it look nicer than concrete (unless you like the concrete look). Apparently it's cooler under the feet. Concrete does have a higher specific heat capacity, but theoretically, with all the holes in the limestone

Top 23 Stamped Concrete Designs

This application of stamped concrete accentuates the landscaped shapes. 13. Brick effect. Stamped concrete can also be used to create a bricked or paved look, perfect for a walkway as above. 14. Wood effect. Stamped concrete

Limestone, Cast Limestone, Cast Stone Architectural

Cast Stone is very much like cast limestone with the exception of the crushed limestone (a courser dolomite aggregate is used in place of limestone). With cast stone a variety of mineral oxide color pigments can be added to make just about any shade of color. We carry 9 stock colors but can make

Crushed concrete vs limestone for driveway Heavy

Oct 24, 2011 Imca, i have no experience in Limestone but do with Concrete. It has been my experience with the concrete when crushed down to 3/4 inch tends to accept moisture very easily. Once this moisture soak's in it starts to degrade the concrete. After a good soaking rain you can

You Can Actually Fake a Concrete Wall Architectural Digest

Apr 11, 2018 Much like wallpaper, you really have to love the look and commit to the project to make the price tag worth it. But, also like wallpaper, the payoff can be so, so good.

Retaining Wall Designs That Look Just Like Natural Stone

Among these styles, you can find the Umbriano Finish, which, like Umbriano pavers, features the stunning modern look and feel of granite. This is achieved using Unilock proprietary ColorFusion Technology to create

5 Simple Tweaks for a More Beautiful Concrete Patio

Concrete is a standard paving material for many home patios, but that doesn’t mean concrete patios have to be boring. In fact, rethinking what the surface is like and how the space is framed, and making some simple additions, can help revive a patio and create

Limestone-based Overlays are a Regional Concrete Decor

Sep 25, 2017 The limestone aggregate also plays a part in creating the distinctive look these systems produce. The distinctive shape and size of the limestone aggregate, along with the unique application method, create a natural finish that can range from soft and smooth like polished stone, to that of rough-cut limestone

This Brilliant DIY is the Easiest Way to Fake Concrete

Jul 14, 2016 Concrete countertops can cost anywhere from $70 to $90 (or more) per square foot, according to HGTV. Plus, concrete can be very difficult to work with, making it a rather tricky look to

Limestone-based Overlays are a Regional Concrete Decor

Sep 25, 2017 The limestone aggregate also plays a part in creating the distinctive look these systems produce. The distinctive shape and size of the limestone aggregate, along with the unique application method, create a natural finish that can range from soft and smooth like polished stone, to that of rough-cut limestone

Pavestone 4 in. x 11.75 in. x 6.75 in. Limestone Concrete

Pavestone's 11.5 in. x 7 in. Limestone Concrete Retaining Wall Block is the perfect complement to residential landscape design. The low maintenance, easy-to-install stones are a beautiful solution for

Wet Cast Stone and Dry Cast Limestone: There is a

The dry cast limestone is porous and looks remarkably like carved limestone. The rough surface and minerals of limestone also promote weathering and help create a beautiful patina with lichen and

Top 23 Stamped Concrete Designs

This application of stamped concrete accentuates the landscaped shapes. 13. Brick effect. Stamped concrete can also be used to create a bricked or paved look, perfect for a walkway as above. 14. Wood effect. Stamped concrete

View topic Liquid limestone versus poured concrete

Aug 04, 2011 So you can leave it natural and not pay more to make it look nicer than concrete (unless you like the concrete look). Apparently it's cooler under the feet. Concrete does have a higher specific heat capacity, but theoretically, with all the holes in the limestone

Crushed concrete vs limestone for driveway Heavy

Oct 24, 2011 Imca, i have no experience in Limestone but do with Concrete. It has been my experience with the concrete when crushed down to 3/4 inch tends to accept moisture very easily. Once this moisture soak's in it starts to degrade the concrete. After a good soaking rain you can

Retaining Wall Designs That Look Just Like Natural Stone

Among these styles, you can find the Umbriano Finish, which, like Umbriano pavers, features the stunning modern look and feel of granite. This is achieved using Unilock proprietary ColorFusion Technology to create

Limestone, Cast Limestone, Cast Stone Architectural

Cast Stone is very much like cast limestone with the exception of the crushed limestone (a courser dolomite aggregate is used in place of limestone). With cast stone a variety of mineral oxide color pigments can be added to make just about any shade of color. We carry 9 stock colors but can make

You Can Actually Fake a Concrete Wall Architectural Digest

Apr 11, 2018 Much like wallpaper, you really have to love the look and commit to the project to make the price tag worth it. But, also like wallpaper, the payoff can be so, so good.

5 Simple Tweaks for a More Beautiful Concrete Patio

Concrete is a standard paving material for many home patios, but that doesn’t mean concrete patios have to be boring. In fact, rethinking what the surface is like and how the space is framed, and making some simple additions, can help revive a patio and create

how to make limestone slabs the mix CR4 Discussion Thread

Nov 06, 2008 Hi Sparky, I too would like some info on this, in that I have free access to Limestone ( in all forms) muscles ( :) ) and everything else on your list. My queries are the Water percentage, I

How to Paint Concrete to Look Like Stone Hunker

Before you're ready to paint any concrete surface to look like stone, you have to select what colors the stone will be. Note that no stone is one uniform color. There's a basic background color, then small

What is Liquid Limestone? hipages.au

There are no gaps in a poured liquid limestone driveway or patio, even if stencil patterns are used to make it look like there are. Therefore, weeds and ants are not a problem. Like its quarried counterpart, liquid limestone is a porous material and can

Anyone have ideas on how to make plywood look like concrete?

I can't recall a brand name, but just like you can buy chalkboard paint and whiteboard paint in a spray can, there are also stone-look paints that can replicate the color and texture of various stone and brick, and I'm sure they would have concrete