Portugal has some offer for grey colored limestones, which are today a trend in terms of color mostly for interior applications. For the supply of small to medium projects, the options below are quite viable, as they present consistent color tone, some quantity and are easily accessible. We present then our top grey limestones from Portugal!
Moleanos Blue limestone
The Moleanos Blue is a grey / blue limestone, with fine to medium grain and several brownish spots. It presents some slight signs of fossils on its surface, being considered a very hard limestone. Its main variations depend on the color, grain and amount of fossils.
Ataija Blue limestone
The Ataija Blue is a grey limestone with bluish color tone, which has a fine grain and fairly uniform structure. It shows occasional darker lines, as well as some slight grey/blue color tone variation. The Ataija limestone can either be found with a beige color, grey color or mixed beige and grey colors.
The Perlato is a darker grey limestone, which presents a medium grain structure, strong signs of fossils and calcite. It shows a fairly regular grey color, which tends towards the darker color tone. It may present some brownish colored areas. Its main variations will depend on the amount of fossils and calcite, as well as color tone variation and uniformity.
The Cadoico limestone is a fairly new limestone if compared to the ones presented above. This is a darker grey limestone, with fairly consistent color and medium grain structure. Its main variations will depend mostly on the color tone variation and amount of fossils and inclusions. This is a hard limestone that presents good opportunities for exterior applications.
These are major grey limestones from Portugal, which are today main players in the international market. On the video below, we make a good presentation of these limestones.
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