Introduction to the Moca Cream limestone

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In this episode, we will introduce you to a fantastic beige limestone from Portugal: the Moca Cream.

The Moca Cream is a beige colored limestone from Portugal that has gained a considerable reputation in the past years, and is today a reference beige limestone in the industry.

The limestone is explored around the area of Alcanede, in Portugal, by several quarries with medium dimension. Due to the unique parallel beige colored vein, the Moca Cream basically has no direct competitor at the international level with the same relevance, quality and market availability.

This is a fairly uniform type of limestone, presenting a consistent beige color and darker brown grain. But what makes this limestone so unique is its parallel vein that runs along its surface. The Moca Cream variations may present fine to medium or thick grain, as well as variations in terms of vein orientation, which can be fairly straight and parallel, or show a more irregular vein.

All these variations can also be supplied with a cross-cut orientation, meaning that it shows no vein, but instead clouded areas. Although with less demand, this is an option in terms of supply.

The Moca Cream can accept most types of surface finishes, with very few exceptions such as the flamed finish. But the most popular types of surface finishes used on this limestone are the honed, showing a light beige matte surface with little contrast, mostly used on cladding applications. The brushed surface finish, which shows a great leather-looking surface, is commonly used on flooring or wall coverings. Or the split-face, which shows a natural split-face of the stone, with strong roughness, normally used on walls or cladding applications.

The Moca Cream limestone is synonym of exterior cladding applications. It is on this type of application where this unique bege limestone has found its fame and glory, and is mostly used. Today, we could find hundreds of exterior cladding applications using Moca Cream and the limestone is normally considered as a main reference limestone for cladding use.

Additionally, the Moca Cream limestone can also be found on some low traffic flooring, wall coverings, stonework and diverse masonry.

The Moca Cream is a well-established limestone, with a solid market throughout the building and decoration markets. In addition of China, which represents the largest import market for blocks, the Moca Cream limestone is extremely popular in the Middle East for cladding projects, but also North America and Europe.

Due to its large reserves, competitive pricing and high selection, this is a limestone that will continue to be a reference beige limestone for years to come.

That´s it about the Moca Cream limestone, the ex-libris beige limestone from Portugal. If you would like to know more information about this limestone, visit our blog on

You can also check our Natural Stone Outlet youtube channel, where we have several videos introducing the Moca Cream, its surface finishes, variations and more.

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