Stone Type Limestone
Main Colour Beige
Extraction Area Cabeca Veada - Porto de Mos
Other names Cabeca limestone; Cabouca; Portuguese Limra
Technical data Compression strength: 950 kg/cm2; Bending strength: 128 kg/cm2; Porosity: 9.4%; Water absorption: 4.1%
Applications Cladding; Flooring; Stonework
The Cabeca Veada Medium is a popular limestone from Portugal with a very uniform background and a medium grain. The grain appears in tones of brown and the hardness can range from soft to medium. This type of limestone can present occasional irregular veinage and shade. The popularity of this stone has been growing in both national and internal markets during the last decade.
Additionally, the extraction quarries have a fairly large dimension and the blocks produced are normally of large sizes. The most used applications for this stone is cladding, flooring and stonework.