Bateig Blue limestone is a natural stone with a delicate pale beige background showing small fossils and markings in a swirly pattern with natural veining throughout its surface, including random hints of a blue, green and grey intrusions.
This classic and calciferous natural stone is ideal for use in traditional and modern spaces, bringing the beauty of natural stone to any interior or exterior area including kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, utility rooms and terraces, balconies and patio floorings.
Bateig Blue limestone is quarried in the regions of Alicante Elda and Valencia in Spain from where it is prepared and exported to the UK and the rest of the world. There are several types of Bateig stone that are quarried in the South of Spain, especially in the region of Alicante which include Bateig Blue as well as Bateig Galaxy, Bateig Beige and Bateig Fantasia limestone.
This stone is available in slabs of 20mm and 30mm thicknesses and finishes in polished and honed as standard. Other finishes include Aged, Bush hammered, Flamed, Sandblasted and Tumbled.
Tiles are available for floorings; with the matt finish being the most popular for tiling as they provide a softer look on this hard wearing natural stone.
Bateig Blue’s popularity is partially due to its fairly well distributed consistency when it comes to having a uniform stone in terms of pattern, shade and colour and its ability to remain unchanged with the passage of time.
Its most popular type of applications are in floorings, wall cladding, steps and staircases as well as external surfaces for patios, terraces and balconies. Bateig Blue limestone is not recommended for kitchen worktop applications as its high porosity level of 4.9% makes it prone to staining and/or etching when exposed to coloured and acidic foods and liquids including lemon, orange, tea, coffee and ketchup among others.
Use of a neutral PH cleaner such as Lithofin Power Clean, for regular maintenance will protect the surfaces and ensure that no chemical damage takes places to both the stone the surface sealant that has been applied to the stone during its installation process.
|Finishes||Bush Hammered, Flamed, Honed, Leather, Polished, Satinato|
|Suitable for||Exteriors, Interiors|
|Water absortion||5.2 %|
|Compressive strength||35.5 - 41.0 MPa|
|Density||2250 - 2330 kg/m3|
|Flexural Strength||7.1 - 12.81 MPa|
|Freeze Thaw module||0.05%|