Comparative advantages of the stone:
- It is a natural and beautiful product: each piece is unique and unrepeatable - a masterpiece of nature;
- Gives a noble and distinguished atmosphere to areas where it is applied;
- Features a variety of unique colors and textures allowing huge combinations and finishings;
- Easy to work, apply and maintain, with very few limitations of dimensions, allowing almost any dimension in custom made parts; - From the point of view of construction and maintenance of buried infrastructure the paving stones offer huge advantages over any other type of continuous floor where holes and patches definitely degrade the structure;
- Great longevity;
- Competitive price with excellent value vs price;
- 100 % National Product that energizes social and economical life in our region;
- With current techniques of extraction and environmental regulations, including the Environmental and Landscape Recovery Plan (PARP) is an environmentally friendly product: even the byproducts are natural and capable of being used or returned to nature without any harm or danger;
- Among others.
Petrae, in Latin, is a feature of the Portuguese countryside with a huge variety of uses, from simple building walls to fine and magnificent sculptures. It can be used in interior and exterior works with great strength and natural beauty. It is a unique product: produced in a natural and unrepeatable way, a masterpiece of nature.
Human beings have a long tradition of mining, processing and using stone: from chipped stone tools, funerary art, building walls, bridges and roads, passing through the millstones of mills, magnificent monuments, statues and art works. A multitude of applications at construction sites including sidewalks - the traditional Portuguese paving stone, curbs, edges of pool liners, doors and windows frames, tiles for floors, walls and facades, stairs, columns, arches, balustrades, fireplaces, sinks, counter tops, street furniture, among many others. Byproducts of stone are also used in several industries, including Agriculture, Forestry, Paper/Pulp, Glass, Cement, Metallurgy, Chemicals, Paints and Pharmaceuticals. The stone industry is well connected with a huge variety of professions: architects, engineers, builders, mechanics, sculptors and decorators. Stone workers use their experience and creativity to present technical and aesthetically pleasing products by leveraging the resources of our beautiful country.