Other natural stones include stones that are many a times ornamentally used for textured finish on surfaces like walls and floors. These include varieties like sandstone, limestone, basalt and slate. They give special look and feel on surfaces by their texture and surface styles.
Limestone is taken mostly for its good natural color and durability. Besides this, the stone is greatly favored for its being possible to be cut into any shape. The stone is very much viable to machine and hand treatment. The stone in fact lasts for so many years, that it is used in constructing buildings meant to last for decades viz. churches and universities. The uses in interior includes flooring and fireplaces.
Sandstone is a widely preferred stone for building and pavement by virtue of high resistance to weathering. Its low rate of liquid absorption, high compression strength, and very aesthetic look makes it a favored stone type for flooring, pool surroundings and wall cladding. Very famous structures that has applied sandstone includes the White House and the Taj Mahal.