Light beige with yellow and white tones, Ajloun limestone comes from a mountainous area 40-50 km north-west of Amman near the celebrated Roman city of Jerash. Ajlouni stone features good polishing attitude and high compressive and flexural strength values.

Water Absorption: .44 – .59%
Density: 2.65 kg/m³


Ruwaished Stone is a kind of ivory white- light beige limestone quarried in Jordan. This stone is especially good for Exterior – Interior wall and floor applications, monuments, countertops, mosaic, fountains, pool and wall capping, stairs, window sills and other design projects. It also called Ruwaished Marble,Ruwaished Beige Stone,Ruwaished Cream Stone,Rowaished Limestone, Ruwaished Stone . Ruwaished Limestone can be processed into Polished, Sawn Cut, Sanded, Rockfaced, Sandblasted, Tumbled and so on.
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Found on a wide, flat plain around 50 km north-east of Amman, Hallabat is one of the most widely-used Jordanian limestones for internal and external cladding purposes. It is available in a variety of attractive finishes, including polished, hammered and sandblasted; and colors, ranging from light beige to rose and white.

Water Absorption: 1.1 -1.5%
Density: 2.55 – 2.56 kg/m³
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Building Stone

Jordanian building stones are extensively used in the Middle East for external cladding, rustic interior decoration, and landscaping. The best-known Jordanian building stone is Ma’an, quarried in the region of Ma’an, south of Amman.

Water absorption: 0.7-1.2%
Density: 2.530 kg/m3


Travertine is found on the eastern bank of the Jordan River Valley and results from carbonate concretion and deposition due to hot hydrothermal circulating fluids. It is characterized by small decorative holes and varies in color from light cream and beige, to shades of brown and yellow. The stone , and is available in a number of exquisite finishes, including (polished, honed, antiqued, and tumbled., etc).

Water Absorption: 1.91 – 1.97%
Density: 2.42 – 2.51 kg/m³

Terrazzo Tiles

Exceptionally strong due to its high density, “single-layer” tiles combine the finest components, such as marble, granite and basalt, to create a tile resembling natural stone in look and physical characteristics, but exceeding them in color uniformity and variety. Jordanian firms also produce the more traditional “double-layer” tiles, utilizing a wide range of stone inputs.

Single Layer
Absorption: 3.6%
Flexural Strength: 8.89 N/mm2

Double layer
Absorption: 7.15 – 5.77%
Flexural Strength: 5.19 – 4.26 N/mm2

Water Absorption: 1.91 – 1.97%
Density: 2.42 – 2.51 kg/m³


This high-tensile strength, dark grey/black stone is found in the northeast deserts of Jordan and around Azraq. Commonly used as decorative stone in walkways and sidewalks where it provides excellent traction, Basalt can also be used in archways and as ceiling stones.

Water Absorption: 1.2%
Density: 2.7 kg/m³


Several fine and medium-grained granites are found largely in the mountainous region north of Aqaba on the Red Sea. Jordanian granites are known by their commercial names: Rosa Bono (light rose), Rosa Bono Extra (pink), Viola (intense pink/purple), Petra (pale rose), Red Rum (intense rose), Ratwa (rose with pale green crystal flecks), White Sunshine (light grey/pale rose), and Nero Jordan (dark gray).


The Karaki limestone is extracted from Al-Karak, about 100 km south of Amman, and ranges from light to dark gray. Karaki stone has very good mechanical properties, due to being the hardest Jordanian limestone. Oftentimes, Karaki is alternated with other stones in polychromatic paving works.

Water Absorption: .41%
Density: 2.66 kg/m³