Alpinina is a limestone from Portugal with a relatively homogeneous pink color, light beige tone and thin grain. It has a high degree of hardness and is usually supplied in resin-bonded slabs.
Abrasive treatments with repeated applications result a shiny surface, highlights the color and properties of the natural stone.
Brushing the slab with a range of brushes and the result is a slightly undulating surface, very soft, warm and smooth to the touch.
Blasting silica sand against the material through an air gun and generates very small craters.
Rough and irregular surface with small furrows and undulations in a mate tone.
Hitting the material, with a masonry tool called a bush hammer, that generates uniformly distributed craters of different sizes over the surface of natural stone.
A honed finish is identical to the polished finish, the surface is smooth but without glare or light reflections.
Abrasive brushes under high pressure generate a touch-sensitive and smooth surface of natural stone.
Exposing the surface of the stone directly to a high-temperature flame that generates a thin roughness.
Scratched finish is applied so that the surface exhibits a texture with straight reliefs and natural colours.
Splitting stone either by hand or by machine so that the surface exhibits a natural quarry texture.