Stone Type Limestone
Main Colour Brown
Extraction Area São Brás de Alportel – Faro
Other names Brecha Avermelhada; Brecha Algarvia
Technical data Compression strenght: 920 kg/cm2; Bending strenght: 120 kg/cm2; Volumetric weight: 2710 kg/m3
Applications Interior flooring; Coverings; Diverse decoration; furniture
Brown limestone from Portugal that presents a breccial nature with some reddish, golden and crystal areas. It has medium grain and a great hardness. There can be some lighter shaded areas as well. The Brecha Algarve is one of the most relevant Brecha stones from Portugal and it has a stable market within the country.
The extraction point is located in the south of Portugal, where several quarries with a small-medium size extract blocks with certain dimensions in order to avoid cracks and other problems.