Mandale Limestone Flooring
Unique Fossil Flooring
Natural Stone Sales Ltd can supply a range of interior and exterior flooring in Mandale Derbyshire Fossil Limestone.
This unique, flooring is something really special that cannot be duplicated.
Mandale Derbyshire Fossil limestone is from the “once-a-week quarry” near Sheldon. The medium grey coloured limestone takes a high polish and was known locally as Sheldon Marble. The fossils are mainly crinoids, brachiopods, corals and even occasionally shark’s teeth!
Natural Stone Sales Ltd has provided flooring to homes across the country plus a number prestigious locations in Derbyshire, notably, Hassop Hall,
Mandale Derbyshire Fossil Limestone tiles are ideal for floor and walls to enhance any home.
From source to you
Mandale Derbyshire Fossil Limestone is quarried by Natural Stone Sales sister company Mandale Stone Company, the quarry is situated at Sheldon, near Bakewell, in the heart of the Peak District.
It’s all in the detail
The Stone is quarried using the traditional method of plugs and feathers, this method allows for no explosives to be used. This means that holes are drilled into the blocks and metal feathers inserted the metal plugs are then driven in to split the block open.
Made in Derbyshire
Mandale Derbyshire Fossil Limestone was formed some 365 million years ago when Derbyshire was underneath warm seas. The main fossils are crinoids, Crinoids are marine animals which are sometimes referred to as Sea Lillies, other shellfish and corals are present and sometimes even a sharks tooth can be seen.
A polished slab
Occasionally when the natural beds of the limestone quarry are pure enough, dimensional block is won. These blocks are sawn into varying thickness of slabs and they are then polished. Because it takes a high polish it is also known locally as Sheldon Marble. Slabs can also be Honed or Textured to allow for different finishes.
When the blocks are cut and polished it reveals the individual and unique beauty of this historical material.
Polished slabs can be shaped into worktops, bathroom vanity tops, fire surround, hearths and memorial stones. Clients can browse by appointment, if they wish, visit our yard to choose their own little piece of history and choose their own limestone flooring.