We all want a cladding product that will last for decades and require virtually zero maintenance. What could be better? And in terms of aesthetics and sustainability, terracotta, reinforced concrete and natural stone ventilated rainscreen cladding have a host of advantages over more traditional solutions.
Sustainability as a concept has many parts that make a whole, but one of the most crucial is building to stand the test of time. Building with lifespan in mind means less waste, and less need to replace materials that deteriorate quickly, which is a central benefit of ceramic.
Terracotta facades can be of various types; with terracotta clay or porcelain clay. “The porcelain clay tile facade is more durable than many other materials due to their tensile strength, low absorption and extended lifespan,” The Tile People’s Glenn Obery says.
“One of our most sought after facade systems is the Tempio rainscreen façade, which is produced with porcelain clay. It is a ventilated rainscreen facade, which means it is installed over a waterproofed substrate.”