Natural Fossil Stone is a dense limestone and is filled with various organic matter.
Fossil Stone’s contrast of this matter and the limestone (main stone) background makes for striking and beautiful contrast. Shells, plants, animals and other organic matter that don’t decay, harden with minerals over time and become fossilized.
This process forms fossil stone which is the preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from the past.
Trace Fossil Stones-Dinosaurs- are the most studied fossil stone and is said to have no organic matter. The movement of dinosaurs are studied with trace fossils.
Petrifaction Fossil Stone-Petrified National Forest- in Arizona has logs that classify as fossilized stone.Overtime smoky quartz, amethyst and other silica replaces the tree tissue filling its original pore spaces.
Carbon Films/Compression– When the material that makes up an organism breaks down carbon remains and leaves an imprint. Flat plants (leaves) are preserved this way, internal anatomy and soft tissue is not preserved as it would need to be first broken down over time and the carbon left behind forms the film.
Body Fossil Stone– is formed from the remains of dead plants and animals and is said to be the most common type of fossil. Bones, teeth, branches, bodies and shells. Everything is preserved including soft tissue and internal organs.
Mold-and-Cast– is three dimensional and preserves the surface of the organism it was cast from. An internal-Cast or external mold- Imprint is formed from the hard parts trapped in the sediment.
Positive for Tile or slabs of Marble and Limestone Fossil:
Since the fossil stone tile and slabs are one of kind they can add interest to any room it’s used in.
You may have tiles with turtles, shells, ammonite, fish, starfish and other various fossils are part of each tile.
Every slab and tile you use will be unique are unique.
You will have art and history are incorporated in all your fossil stone.
Neutral earth tones can easily blend in with any decor.
You can use Fossil Stone for:
Home furnishings, wall decors, Kitchen islands, base material (like coffee table), and you can also use in combination with stone, metal, and wood.
Negatives for tile or slabs of Marble and Limestone Fossil:
Fossil Stone tile and slabs they are expensive therefore 6×6-inch fossil tile and can cost as much as $180.
you will pay between $300 to $500 per square foot as opposed to marbles $250 sq. ft. cost.
Scratches are hard to cover and remove, liquid can penetrate the surface and cause staining.
Fossil must be cleaned often and also protected from heat.
You should add a proactive sealer should be applied and reapplied and can be expensive over time.
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