Most Popular Moca Cream Finishings

As one of the most prominent beige limestones from Portugal, the Moca Cream has a well-established position in the international market, since it barely has any direct competition. Known for its rich veinage and uniform beige colour, the Moca Cream limestone can accept a huge variety of finishings but not all are a global preference.

The Moca Cream is a very versatile beige limestone, mostly known for being the ex-libris of the Portuguese limestones. With two main variations, it can either display a rich and parallel veinage or an extremely uniform background, both with an intense beige colour and medium grain. The Moca Cream has a very high production level, since it’s currently a reference limestone for architects and interior decorators from all over the world. It also counts with an incredible demand, especially from the Chinese market, which has shown a special interest for the stone in the past few years. In terms of finishings, this is a quite versatile stone as stated above, therefore it can accept almost all techniques. However, not all of them are widely used due to market trends. Discover the four most popular Moca Cream finishings.
 

Honed

By persevering the natural elements of the Moca Cream, the honed finishing creates a rich yet plain and uniform background, with occasional spots, medium grain and a typical veinage, which characterizes this limestone. The honed surface is quite matte and dull, while the colouration is highly consistent through light beige tonalities. This is one of the most used finishings, in which exterior cladding is perhaps the most popular application.

Main Features: Uniform background; matte surface; natural elements; persistent light beige colour.

Top Application: Exterior cladding.

Moca Cream Limestone Honed

 

Polished

With a very similar appearance to the previous finishing, the polished technique also preserves and enhances all the natural elements of the Moca Cream limestone. As a result, the grain and veins are more visible and the beige colour is intensified, turning a bit brownish sometimes. The surface is rather shiny and reflective, with a quite clear and uniform background. The polish finishing is recommended for interior applications, especially for flooring and wall coverings.

Main Features: Uniform background; shiny surface; natural elements; persistent beige colour.

Top Applications: Interior flooring and wall coverings.

Moca Cream Limestone Polished

 

Brushed

The brushed finishing creates a carved effect with a rugosity texture, where the hard parts of the stone become more visible and the softer ones become rather carved. Apart from a roughness and uniform background, it also contains great anti-slippery properties. In terms of colour, the beige becomes lighter and most of the natural elements become subtler. This finishing is recommended for all types of flooring, paving and landscaping, including pool covers.

Main Features: Uniform background; rough and carved surface; non-slip properties; light beige colour.

Top Applications: Interior flooring and decoration.

Moca Cream Limestone Brushed

 

Bush-Hammered

Highly recommended for exterior applications, the bush-hammered finishing generates uniformly distributed craters across the surface of the stone, creating a very plain and uniform background. The natural elements fade away, including the vein, grain and original colour, which becomes extremely subtle, almost white. Additionally, the stone attains strong anti-slip properties and a quite rough texture. This is most commonly used on cladding projects.

Main Features: Uniform background; rough and dotted surface; non-slip properties; whitish colour.

Top Application: Exterior cladding.

Moca Cream Limestone Bush-Hammered

 

Split-Face

The split-face finishing is characterized by parallel cuts craved into the stone, a feature that provides a rough yet organized structure. The cuts are displayed at the exact same distance, showing the interior and exterior parts of the stone. This effect is particularly interesting and popular for all sorts of exterior cladding projects, mainly because it produces a slightly rustic appearance. This finishing features several tonalities of beige.

Main Features: Irregular but organized background; rough and lined surface; light beige colour.

Top Application: Exterior cladding.

Moca Cream Limestone Split-Face