The Moleanos Vidraco is a light beige limestone, with fine grain and presenting several brownish fine spots as well as occasional lines. It also presents some signs of fossils. This type of Moleanos has a very hard structure and considerable hardness, being mostly used on exterior applications such as street paving and flooring.
The Moleanos Vidraco is the lesser known type of Moleanos, with a small representation in terms of extraction. It is extracted in the same quarries as the other types of Moleanos, but with a marginal extraction. Regardless, this is a very interesting limestone due to its low porosity and considerable hardness.
Compression strength: 950 Kg/cm2; Bending strength: 105 Kg/cm2; Porosity: 4.4%; Density: 2570 kg/m3; Water absorption: 1.7%
The Moleanos Vidraco is an ideal limestone for exterior applications. With a above the average hardness for limestone, the Moleanos Vidraco is a first choice for street paving application, diverse exterior flooring uses, coverings and wall, as the well known Portuguese traditional flooring that is seen all over Portugal historical cities.