Stone Type Limestone
Main Colour Grey
Extraction Area Peniche - Torres Vedras
Other names Atlantic Dark; Azul Lourinha; Blue Peniche; Gris Pardo
Technical data Bending strength: 11.9 MPa; Density: 2655 kg/m3; Water absorption: 0.48%
Applications Interior flooring; Wall coverings; Exterior cladding
Fairly new grey limestone from Portugal, with a thin to medium grain and an average hardness. It presents a quite uniform background that can contain some occasional white spots and fossil traces. The Azul Peniche Dark has recently entered the international market, which means it still has a small and growing presence. In terms of extraction, there are only a few quarries exploring this limestone at the moment but there’s definitely room for expansion.
This is today one of the main alternatives to the well-known Azul Valverde limestone that is basically out of production.