Coming relatively close to the Lisbon region, Lioz is one of the most common stones in Lisbon houses. It can be found in the church of santa Engrácia in the middle of Portugal’s national pantheon. It is a type of non-metamorphic stone that has accompanied Portuguese houses and monuments for centuries. Its accessibility and versatility, as well as the refinement it conveys, have made pink lioz one of the most famous on an architectural level.
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.
Scratched finish is applied 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.
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.
Abrasive brushes under high pressure generate a touch-sensitive and smooth surface of natural stone.
A honed finish is identical to the polished finish, the surface is smooth but without glare or light reflections.