Stone Catalogue

    Brecha Algarve

    Stone Type Limestone

    Main Colour Brown

    Country Portugal

    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.

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