Directly from Alcanede, Santarém, the Azul valverde is characterized for being a non metamorphic limestone with a homogeneous blueish colour. Also known as Azul Monica or Azul Cadoiço, the Azul valverde presents itself as a stone with some hardness and effectiveness for interior flooring or cladding. It may take a high quality treatment to prevent long term damage. It is often used with polished finishing to highlight its surroundings. It is often used with lighter coloured limestones to make an impact in its highlight.
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.