Moleanos is a Portuguese limestone that contains a light beige colored background and a slight greyish tonality with thin to medium grain and disperse brownish fine spots.
With a medium hardness and extreme versatility, Moleanos can be used in flooring and facing slabs, for interior and exterior pavings, cladding, masonry, stonework, and many others.
The Moleanos limestone is extracted in Portugal, next to a small village called Moleanos. Located in the center of the country and right next to “Serra de Aire e Candeiros”. This is the most important area for limestone extraction in Portugal.
Next, we present some physico-mecanical properties of Moleanos:
- Compression Breaking Load: 917 kg/cm²
- Compression Breaking Load after Freezing test: 930 kg/ cm²
- Bending Strenght: 144 kg/ cm²
- Volumetric weight: 2478 kg/mᶾ
- Water Absorption at N.P. Conditions: 3.07%
- Apparent Porosity: 7.62 %
- Thermal Linear Expansion Coefficient: 3.1 10ˆ6 perºC
- Abrasion Test: 3.5 mm
- Impact Test: 35-40 cm
About the finishes of the stone, we have Moleanos honed 60/120/220, sandblasted, leather, polished, sawn, bushamered, scratched and brushed.
This Natural Stone is one of the most wanted stones because of its quality and a variety of apllications in so many different projects:
This building is located in the centre of London, England. With a view to the Tower of London, it’s a hotel with 9 storeys and its coating is composed of Moleanos. With high quality and neutral tones, this building becomes very aesthetically appealing.
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