102 Ceramic cladding
All About Ceramic Cladding
Cladding refers to components that are attached to the primary structure of a building to form an external surface that is non-structural. Ceramic Cladding is a commonly used cladding that has been used for many centuries. When using ceramic cladding, the substrate must be cleaned and then covered in adhesive, after which ceramic tiles are affixed. Nuts and bolts can also be used to provide additional support and to prevent the tiles from falling off. These are brittle in nature but score very highly on aesthetic value. Ceramic cladding is valuable as protection against UV radiation and noise insulation.
Ceramic cladding offers a slew of benefits which makes it desirable. These benefits include durability and low maintenance requirements. Ceramic cladding is also non-flammable, scratch resistant, have heat saving capabilities, lightweight and offers both heat insulation and noise insulation. Ceramic cladding adds visual flair to a building and is often used on old buildings to give them a refreshing makeover.
Ceramic cladding comes in a variety of sizes and finishes. The most popular finishes are stone, metallic, timber and solid colours. Since ceramic is engineered, it offers a wide choice and differs from one panel to another. The panels become costlier with reduction in size. Ceramic cladding can be used to create diverse and elegant designs.
Ceramic cladding requires little maintenance and offers protection against weather. Ceramic cladding can suffer from cracks and fissures, which can lead to loosened bond between tiles. It is however possible to replace individual panels. Further, ceramics can suffer from excessive moisture, which will also lead to a requirement for replacement.
Manufacturer Spotlight: Mosa
Founded in 1883 in Maastricht, Mosa is a leading manufacturer of ceramics with over 130 years of experience. They are located in over 30 countries across four continents and are known for their functional and innovative design language. They manufacture state-of-the-art ceramics which are Cradle-to-Cradle certified. Driven by innovation and constant improvement in their products and services, Mosa make tiles which are not only aesthetically pleasing but also highly sustainable.
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