vratza limestone

VRATZA LIMESTONE

BLOCKS - SLABS - PLATES - CUT-TO-SIZE

Limestone is widely used in architecture and various landmarks across the world, including the Great Pyramid and the Giza Complex in Egypt, are made of limestone. Many buildings in Kingston, Ontario, Canada were constructed with limestone and it is nicknamed the 'Limestone City'. The Limestone House in DIFC, Dubai is another lucent landmark. 

Slabs made of Vratsa limestone are used for the cladding of the

Cathedral Temple “St. Alexander Nevsky” in Sofia, our National

Palace of Culture (Sofia), The Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”,

the Court of Justice in Sofia, Our first Mall, and many other

landmark buildings in Bulgaria.

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

OUR VRATZA LIMESTONE

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AT YOTOV STONE

we are uncompromising on quality and our Vratza Limestone is a symbol of quality.

Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed of the mineral

calcite, a form of calcium carbonate.

It took Nature millions of years to create natural stones. Limestone has a long and diverse history of being a linchpin

to architectural expression. Its longevity and ability to withstand exposure to the most adverse

weather conditions, make it a dependable architectural resource.

vratza limestone

R1

Uniquely strong and homogenous natural stone with

an almost snow-like surface. A creamy-beige pattern covers

the whole surface with the tiniest possible

inclusions of quartz dots.

vratza limestone

R3

The Limestone surface has a lot of small to middle size quartz spots onto its surface and a few larger quartz spots. It looks like Tiger Skin.

vratza limestone
vratza limestone

R2

Strong and homogenous material with several quartz spots (not too big) on 

a clean creamy-beige base.

vratza limestone

R4

The Limestone has large quartz spots on its surface. Nevertheless, a very strong material, suitable for projects where selections of cut-to-size

elements are necessary.

R5

Limestone with larger quartz spots, middle size quartz spots. Sporadically a yellow line appears on the slab.

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WATER ABSORPTION

0.7% ± 0.1

EN 1097-6:2013

DIRT TAINTMENT

< 0.1%

EN 1744-1: 2009+A1:2012

RESISTANCE TO WEAR

26% ± 1

EN 1097-1:2011

RESISTANCE TO FROST

0.7% ± 0.1

EN 1367-1:2007

SURFACE FINISHES

vratza limestone

HONED

vratza limestone

POLISHED

SANDBLASTED LIMESTONE

SANDBLASTED

vratza limestone

BUSH HAMMERED

vratza limestone

CHANNELS

vratza limestone

SANDBLASTED & BRUSHED

vratza limestone

BUSH HAMMERED & BRUSHED

OUR LIMESTONE QUARRY LOCATION

"Within 120 km North of the capital Sofia, through the Iskar Canyon, one can witness the entire Phanerozoic History of the Earth. In the town of Mezdra, the iridium layer of the Cretaceous-Paleogene Boundary was formed by the collision of the Earth with the Chicxulub asteroid, the Meteor that killed the Dinosaurs."

MGU, Mining & Geology University of Bulgaria

THE RAVNISHTE 2 LIMESTONE QUARRY

MEZDRA, BULGARIA