Solnhofen Limestone

Other NamesSolnhofener Limestone, Solnhofer limestone, Solnhofen Limestone, Solnhofen, Natural Stone limestone, Solnhofen Limestone, Plattenkalk limestone, Solnhofen Kalk Stein Limestone
Finishes Polished, Honed, Sawn, Rockfaced, Sandblasted, Tumbled, Acid Wash, Antique
Country of OriginGermany
Abrasion ResistanceMedium
Fire Performance0 flame spread (per ASTM E 84)
Freeze Thaw ResistanceGood
Panel SizesUp to 4'×8' (1220mm×2440mm)
Structural Performance (on Honeycomb)Excellent

Solnhofen Limestone Panels by StonePly

Solnhofen limestone was formed from calcium carbonate in the bottom of an ancient tropical sea. Solnhofen limestone is naturally beautiful and provides a rich, substantial appearance. Quarried in Germany, Solnhofen limestone is most suited for interior applications and protected exterior locations. The calcium carbonate crystals in Solnhofen limestone allow it to be polished. When used as StonePly panels, limestone is strong and easy to handle and install.

Solnhofen limestone originally formed at the bottom of an ancient, shallow tropical sea. Calcium carbonate forms and builds up around grains of sand or pieces of shells or coral, cementing them together. Over time limestone is formed. Solnhofen limestone is quarried in Germany. The beautiful soft tone of Solnhofen is prized for architectural stone panels. With StonePly panels the aluminum panel strengthens the limestone. In fact Stoneply panels have 60 times the impact strength of un-reinforced limestone panels.