As time goes by, people found that the terracotta on many treasured buildings is deteriorating and deteriorating across the nation. One reason is the weather, another reason is because of the steel rods used to support and anchor historical terracotta elements is rusted. Those looking for ways to restore or replace it can now take advantage of materials that look exactly like historical terracotta, but are lighter and more durable. This article will answer some basic questions about one of these materials.
What is architectural terracotta?
It is a building material which is used to restore or replace terracotta elements and cladding. Like historical terracotta, architectural terracotta is made with clay material. It also contains aggregates, minerals, and other elements to add reinforcement and strength. The terracotta material can be used to perfectly replicate the colors, textures, finishes, and shapes found in historical terracotta elements. It is suitable for a variety of applications, including cladding for walls and columns, flat panels, and architectural elements such as domes, bas relief, and sculpture.
What finishes are available for the modern replacement?
This versatile material may be glazed or unglazed, can have a glossy or matte finish, can incorporate one or several colors, and can be finished to resemble granite. A number of textures are also available. Some of the more common ones are smooth, tooled, combed, and lined.
Is architectural terracotta available in panels?
Yes. When large sections of terracotta need to be replaced, usually the best preferred method is using panels.The maximum length for terracotta wall cladding panels is 1800mm, while the maximum width is 600mm. Thicknesses of architectural terracotta panels range from a little over a quarter of an inch to about an inch and a half. Panels made from this material are typically light enough to be used as cladding for walls.
What are the major reasons to use architectural terracotta?
One of the most basic reasons is that there currently terracotta panel is becoming more and more popular in the world. Other advantages of architectural terracotta compared to other curtain wall material, it is lighter, easier to handle, faster to install, and highly durable.