The installation of a ventilated facade, both for new buildings and for renovations, offers considerable advantages in terms of durability of the walls over time and energy savings. This depends not only on the system used but also on the properties of the coating material. Porcelain panels, from the technical standpoint, is the best cladding material that you can chose for your exterior facades and these are some of the reasons why:
Porcelain are virtually impervious to moisture, it absorbs less than 0,5% of water moisture. This means no problems about thermal expansion & contraction, freeze-thaw, or efflorescence issues. Porcelain cladding is ideal for any climate zones.
The high density and extreme low absorption rates of porcelain doesn't allow dirt or graffiti to stick to it. You don't need any protective coatings and you don't need any it's esistant to any kind of chemical cleaning agent. So your cladding is maintenance-free.
A truly durable and long lasting 100% natural material. Porcelain tiles do not give off any substances that are harmful to the environment and at the end of its use is totally recyclable.
The wide range of porcelain tile finishes allows you to achieve classic, modern, decorative or totally innovative looks. Whichever look you choose, the technical performance does not change.
Porcelain is a natural non-combustible material. It does not burn in contact with fire nor does it emit smoke or toxic substances when subjected to high temperatures.
Porcelain is lighter than many cladding for exterior surfaces. We use 6mm thickness for all facades, also skyscrapers.
Table comparing the properties of the most common materials used for exterior facades.
|ATTRIBUTE||PORCELAIN||FIBERCEMENT||TERRACOTTA||METAL (AMC)||HPL||UHP CONCRETE|
|Impervious to Water <0.5%|
|Resilience to Water|
|Resistance to High Wind Loads|
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