In the heart of the serras de aire e candeeiros natural park, the semi-dark limestone, also known as salgueira or Arrimal, is quite common in Portuguese architecture. It is characterized for being a type of stone that is very adaptable to various architectural types. It may vary in colour as well as in its fossil pigmentation. The ivory white/light beige is what most characterizes this type of stone, being comparable to the architectural styles of the XXI century.
Also known as: Salgueira
Abrasive treatments with repeated applications result in a shiny surface, highlights the colour and properties of the 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.
Blasting silica sand against the material through an air gun and generates very small craters.
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.