Atlantic Blue also known as Ataíja Azul is a type of limestone that occurs in the centre of Portugal, near the city of Alcobaça. It presents bluish tones with some characteristics of fossils and/or water lines that make this stone unique. It is especially used in mosaics and tiled floorings, as well as window sills. This bluish tone is not so common at architectural level, so it is a great option to make a difference in all aspects.
Also know as: Ataija Azul
Abrasive treatments with repeated applications result in a shiny surface, highlights the colour and properties of the natural stone.
Splitting stone either by hand or by machine so that the surface exhibits a natural quarry texture.
Blasting silica sand against the material through an air gun and generates very small craters.
Hitting the material, with a masonry tool called a bush hammer and generates uniformly distributed craters of different sizes over the surface of natural stone.
Smooth surface using abrasive brushes under high pressure and generates a touch-sensitive surface.
Stone is scraped so that the surface exhibits a texture with straight reliefs and natural colours.
Brushing the slab with a range of brushes and the result is a slightly undulating surface, very soft, warm and smooth to the touch.
A soft finish is identical to the polished finish, the surface is smooth but without glare or light reflections.