Facade — ceramics
This finishing material is made from a mixture of cement and sand, with the addition of special components. Ceramics is good because immediately after its laying the result is visible, the performance is also at a fairly high level. In addition, ceramics for facade cladding can be different, and we will get acquainted with these varieties below.
Finishing the facade of the house with ceramics
- Affordable and quite competitive is the tile with the intricate name «wild boar«. It’s all about her resemblance to a nickel of an animal. But this is far from the reason for its popularity. The facades of the houses were decorated with ceramics back in the distant Soviet times, and they managed to keep their appearance until today.
- It is a completely different matter when the facade is finished with ceramics, namely clinker tiles. In addition to its high strength and durability, it is clinker that boasts a variety of shapes, colors and designs. Most often it is used to finish the plinth or steps. The facade of the house looks incredibly impressive when it is decorated with clinker, selected at the construction stage, and combined with landscape design.
- Finishing the facade of the house cotto ceramics also has significant differences. It was invented by French masters, and the structure of the tile is porous. At the manufacturing stage, it is not covered with either glaze or paint, but after finishing the facade, you can choose the finishing colorful coating at your discretion. It is rarely decorated with ornaments, usually tiles of pink or red, sometimes yellow.
- So-called flexible ceramics for facing of a facade a novelty in the market of building materials. Here, already modified clay is used, which makes it possible to obtain higher strength indicators, as well as to obtain additional plasticity. The facade of such ceramics can be designed absolutely any, regardless of the presence of a layer of foam for insulation.