Portuguese Cobblestone Pavement has several ways of applying its stones depending on the purpose of the work, the designs to include and the masters that perform it.
The most common today are Irregular and Fiada. The diversity of its techniques allows a huge adaptability to each work and an artistic covering that covers
streets and squares of Portugal, with fine lacy carpets that customize each alley or avenue, in original and exclusive details of Portuguese culture.
IRREGULAR The most characteristic limestone stone applied at random. Originally this technique used stones of irregular dimensions and edges.
ROW A geometric work of aligned rows, made with stones of approximately equal dimensions. Row laying is also used in combinations of limestone and granite for marking pedestrian crossings and places in car parks. LEQUE A work of greater sophistication and detail as it uses, in addition to the cubic shaped stones, also a percentage of trapezoidal and oblong stones, produced at the time of laying by the master craftmam. Fan-laying (leque) is a less frequent type of application in Portugal, however, widely used in northern European countries. MALHETE A laying technique in which irregularly sized and uneven stones are freely laid so that they fit, monetizing all the waste. Currently this technique is highly valued commercially for the detail and rigor of the master that applies it.
SEXTAVADO A laying technique using rigorously hewn stones in regular hexagonal shape and diametrical width of 5 cm, mostly in limestone. Widely used in details and artistic elements for its rigor and beauty, a thorough work that distinguishes the technique of good pavers.
A settlement technique that starts from a center, where the stone rows grow, circumventing themselves until the desired circumference dimension is reached.
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