Azul Valverde is a limestone from Portugal with a dark blue homogeneous color and thin to medium grain. Some variations occur in characteristics like grain quantity, tone color (shades of blue) and structure.
Also known as: Azul Monica
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.
Blasting silica sand against the material through an air gun and generates very small craters.
Abrasive treatments with repeated applications result in a shiny surface, highlights the colour and properties of the natural stone.
Abrasive brushes under high pressure generate a touch-sensitive and smooth surface of natural stone.
Rough and irregular surface with small furrows and undulations in a mate tone.
Scratched finish is applied 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 honed finish is identical to the polished finish, the surface is smooth but without glare or light reflections.
Splitting stone either by hand or by machine so that the surface exhibits a natural texture.