Stone Type Limestone
Main Colour Grey
Extraction Area Valverde - Alcanede
Other names Azul Monica; Blue Lagos; Avallon limestone; Grey Valverde
Technical data Compression strenght: 1500 Kg/cm2; Bending strenght: 150 Kg/cm2; Porosity: 1.2%
Applications Interior flooring; Wall coverings; Interior decoration
The Azul Valverde has been for many years the most relevant blue/grey limestones from Portugal. It has a fairly uniform background and a thin to medium grain. Lighter and darker shaded areas are also frequent throughout the surface. The Azul Valverde limestone has made a considerable market in both Portugal and abroad, mainly due to its uniformity and unique colour range.
Today, this is a limestone that will soon stop existing. Quarries are closing and reserves are basically coming to an end.