Coral Stone and Shell Stone – Legendary Benefits of
All coral and shell stones are natural limestones, sedimentary rocks consisting predominantly of calcium carbonate, varieties of which are formed from the skeletons of marine microorganisms and coral (biological deposits that have undergone consolidation and crystallization). Both "coral stone" and "shell stone" are "fossilized limestones" (also called agatized coral or agatized fossil coral) which formed when ancient marine animals such as brachiopods, coral, snails, clams, gastropods, and other creatures became trapped in the sediments of the banks (ancient sea beds) of the coral reefs where they once lived. "Fossil Coral," as a natural stone that is formed from ancient corals, should not be mistaken for protected and endangered coral reef from the modern oceans of today.
Corals have been growing in the oceans around the world for almost 500 million years. They thrive in warm shall marine waters that become buried in sediments in two primary ways: the land surface was moved by crustal plate movements or oceans rose and then fell, revealing the stone we have today. Limestone, such as coral and shell stone, have been popular building materials since the Middle Ages and well before, having been used in many of the world's most famous structures, including the Great Pyramid of Giza and Mayan buildings.
DM Decos cuts coral stone from huge blocks of stone that are now well above sea level (please see "From the Quarry to You"). Both coral and shell stone stay cool in the hottest of temperatures and have a naturally non-slip texture which is perfect for both indoor and outdoor areas including, but not limited to, pool decks and outdoor areas. Simply put, coral and shell stone are the perfect materials for walls, floors, and all architectural elements from fireplace surrounds, to balustrade systems, to columns, to tables, to benches, to all of your needs. Limestone has almost the same interior and exterior applications as both marble and granite. Our Factory can produce these beautiful limestones for just about any installation in home or commercial applications.
Allow yourself and your customers the design freedom of DM Decos' lines of coral and shell stone. Give yourself and your customers only the best of Nature's Handiwork and the "tools" to add an enduring sense of life, distinction, and originality and a wide range of exquisite craftwork to architectural and designer projects.