Building Exterior Wall Cladding Eco Friendly Material Terracotta
Terracotta cladding is a 100% natural material composed of clay, made using fire and
water. Terracotta cladding is used to create striking facade
designs in combination with other materials like glass, stone
surfaces, paint etc. It is an alternate to exposed brick masonry
which is widely used for the exteriors of the building. The exposed
brick masonry might look very untidy, rough, and rugged with
unclean lines. Terracotta cladding can give the look of exposed
bricks with a very smooth and flawless finish. These tiles can be
glazed or unglazed and are available in various colours.
- Durable and resistant to ultraviolet radiation. It does not fade in
- It is a recyclable, sustainable and Eco –friendly material.
- Allows fast and easy application.
- It has low water absorption properties and is weather resistant.
- It has energy saving properties and prevents absorption of heat
into the interiors.
- Good acoustic properties by reducing the level of sound absorption.
- It is a non-flammable material and has a very good fire resistance.
- Gives a very good aesthetic appeal. It is used in both modern
buildings and in heritage buildings.
|Advantages of Terracotta Panel, comparing with Stone and Glass|
|NO.||Contents||Terracotta Panel||Nature Stone||Glass|
|1||Material||Natural Clay, 100% green material||granite, marble, sandstone||quartz alkaline colloid|
|2||Dry Weight||hollow structure, 30-32kg/m2, 70% weight of the Nature Stone||2.4-2.7kg/m³||2.5kg/m³|
|3||Dry-hanging System||with its own groove for dry-hanging, standard, safe and easy
handle.||on-site processing, fragile, security risk||on-site fixing|
|4||Color||Never fading, color inherent, stable color for each production.||natural color, but it is greatly affected by mine or location||heavy-metal oxide|
|5||Durability||not new in ten years, not old in one hundred years.||easy to be second weathering||easy to be erosion|
|6||Acid and alkaline resistance||high||middle||low|
|7||Radioactivity||none||with radioactive elements||With radioactive elements for bright color glass|
|8||Low-carbon ability||hollow structure ,good heat and sound insulation, light-weight,
greatly saving steel, half of stone's heat-conducting, recycling.||low heat and noise insulation, heavy, needing to be reinforced.||high light-transmission, no heat-insulation|
|9||environmental protection of the processing||using shale and terracotta, or coal waste, easy for exploration, no
need to process too much, little waste||much wasting water, stone material is limited, causing great damage
to environment.||limited good silicon|
|10||Light pollution||no, matte surface||no||high, dazzling|