On demand Portuguese beige limestones in 2021
Portuguese beige limestones are very popular within the building and decoration industries, mostly because of its beautiful look but also wide availability, good selection and price.
We introduce here to the most on-demand and important beige limestones from Portugal. Portuguese beige limestone are quite popular at the moment and we show you on this article the most important ones.
The Moleanos limestone has a light beige colored background and a slight grey tonality, with thin to medium grain and showing disperse brownish fine spots – known as Moleanos Classic. There is also the blue colored Moleanos with a blueish background – known as Moleanos Blue. Finally, there is the mixed colored Moleanos, which includes a mix of blue and beige colored background – known as Moleanos Mixed.
However, today the main types of Moleanos limestone available in the market are all beige colored. These are the thin grain (also known as Moleanos Fine) and the medium grain (also known as Moleanos Classic).
Moca Cream limestone
The Moca Cream is a beige colored limestone, which is known for its parallel vein and uniform background, when it is cut against the vein. However, when the same stone as cross-cut, it shows a relatively different appearance, with a more uniform background and light beige color, with no signs of vein.
The are currently several selections within the Moca Cream limestone being extracted in different quarries. These variations are mostly related with the grain thickness and vein orientation.
Other Beige limestones
In addition to the limestones above, other beige limestones have been having great demand such as the Fatima limestone. The Fatima is a light beige / whitish colored limestone, with thin to medium grain and uniform background. It presents a very uniform structure, but some occasional thin lines and some darker brown spots.
We also have the Cabeca Veada limestone, which is a light beige / whitish colored limestone, with uniform background and thin grain. The limestone presents some occasional darker brown spots throughout its surface, as well as some shades. It is mostly used on cladding.
And finally, we have the Rosal limestone, a beige limestone, showing thin to medium grain and uniform background. It presents some slight dark shades/clouds with a more or less regular pattern. This limestone is recommended for most types of interior applications. The main variations have more or less vein, or are cut in favor or against the vein.
These beige limestones are today reference limestones in the market, with more or less demand, but some of them have become main reference limestone that are generally considered on many project´s planning and design. Due to its abundance, good levels of selection and fairly competitive price, these Portuguese beige limestones have high demand and will be considered for the coming years.