White Hot Heat

As I write this it is 2nd quarter of hopefully the final game in the NBA Championship. And the white hot Heat are ahead by 6 points.

But the term white hot got me thinking about why we recommend many limestones and sandstones that are white or very light in color.

The reason behind many of our recommendations is that most of our native limestones retain less heat. Many of the stones that are dark in color retain heat because they contain heavy deposits of iron. Think cast iron skillet. Whereas most of our limestones are heavy on silicates which don’t retain heat. Think sand. This is why if you are drawn to dark colors it is typically more prudent to use as wall cladding rather than flooring.

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