Color / Grey
Extraction area / Kilkenny – Ireland
Alternative names / Grey Europa; Irish limestone; Irish Grey; Petit Granit; Pierre Bleue; Kilkenny limestone
Technical data / Compression strength: 132 N/mm2; Bending strength: 13,3 N/mm2; Water absorption: 0,1 %
Limestone with a dark grey color and considerable hardness. It presents some signs of shells and medium to thick grain. This is considered a combat limestone, for its strength and versatility, accepting all sorts of surface finishes.
The Gris Europa is a limestone with an outstanding demand, as a direct and affordable competitor to the well-known Petit Granit (or Pierre Bleue) from Belgium. This is a limestone to be used on basically any type of application, either on interior or exterior.