The Jura limestone is explored in the Upper Bavaria region, which is located in the south part of Germany. Despite several people describing this stone as a marble, the Jura is technically a limestone. It is a hard limestone, but still a limestone. But it is also commonly accepted as a marble.
The Jura limestone is probably the most well-know German natural stone, with considerable demand in Europe and in several other parts of the world. It is also a limestone with considerable reserves for future extraction, what makes the Jura a limestone to take into consideration in the future as a reference beige coloured limestone.
Jura limestone quarry
There are two main types of Jura limestone available in the market: beige colour and grey colour. The beige coloured Jura presents a thin to medium grain and non-uniform background. It is mostly characterized by the presence of strong signs of fossils with darker colour, sparsely distributed throughout the stone surface. Its grey variation presents similar characteristics, but with a grey colour.
This limestone is also available on grey mixed with blue, as well as beige mixed with grey.
Jura Beige limestone
Jura Grey limestone
The Jura has become in the past years a reference natural stone from Germany, with an increasing demand worldwide. Some internationally recognized projects have boosted this limestone´s reputation worldwide. Today, the main markets for this limestone are:
- Europe (particularly central, north and east of Europe)
- some asian countries
Most common applications
The Jura limestone is a fairly hard limestone that is mostly used on flooring, coverings and cladding applications. This limestone has gained its reputation for its durability, hardness and favourable technical properties, specially if compared with similar limestones.
It is also a preferential limestone for flooring, coverings and diverse stonework. The Jura limestone can be used for masonry, garden decoration and interior decoration (bath design, kitchen use, for example).
The Jura is a versatile natural stone that combines the capacity to be multi-functional and use, with a beautiful look.
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Article written by: Joao Luis from Globalstoneportal