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
Smooth surface using abrasive brushes under high pressure.
The colours of the natural stone become more vivid.
Stone is scraped so that the surface exhibits a texture with straight reliefs and natural colours.
Rough and irregular surface with small furrows and undulations in a mate tone.
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 refers to any level that is less than polished and therefore the surface is smooth but dull or slightly reflective.
Splitting stone either by hand or by machine so that the surface exhibits a natural quarry texture.