Origin: Leiria, Portugal.
Characteristics: Fine-grained beige limestone, with stylolites and thin calcitic and ferruginous veins, tectonized and fairly recrystallized. Compression breaking load – 1150 kg/cm2. Impact test – minimum fall H45 cm. Abrasion test – 1,9 mm.
Sustainability: The natural qualities of beauty, coloration, durability and easy conservation make Portuguese stone an efficient raw material. This
industry in Portugal presents an extremely interesting in environmental and social sustainability: while extraction and transformation techniques are exceptionally competitive and of the highest quality, the more artisanal and manual techniques that are unique and irreplaceable have not been lost.