From Ancient Wonder to Industrial Use: Limestone Column

The first example of the stone column to support a building goes back as early as 3000-1000B.C. This architectural invention helped create larger open spaces by supporting ceilings without using solid walls and letting more light entrance and bringing aesthetics to buildings’ exteriors and interiors.

Although travertine, marble, and granite are other common building stones that can be used for this purpose, limestone is generally preferred for architectural stone ellements as its structure allows the most intricate details to be carved and allows to have consistency in large projects. Especially Turkish white limestone columns as part of limestone building projects became popular in recent years.

Natural Stone columns have three parts. Column, capital, the body also known as the column shaft, and the base.

Depending on the architectural style Stone columns can be produced in different shapes and details. Natural Stone columns can be round or in a square shape, depending on the place they will be used at. Today, most of the time, limestone columns are being used for aesthetic purposes rather than really to support heavy ceilings or beams. So Stone columns can be hollow the cover steel poles. Limestone column shaft faces can be flat or fluted depending on the design.

Our white limestone factory and quarry in Turkey is one of the leading sources of high-end limestone, marble, and travertine architectural building facade cladding projects and we have completed many projects in the Middle Eastern Countries, Europe, Canada, and USA.

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