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Terracotta Facade Corner Construction Methods

For terracotta facade projects, different elevation structures require different construction methods for corner part. There are 3 common methods as follow.

1.Miter cutting
Based on the exterior elevation structure, the edges of each of the two terracotta panels are beveled at different angle to be joined, to form a reasonable and beautiful corner. For conventional facade corners, the most popular construction method is to cut terracotta panels at 45 degree angle. Two beveled terracotta panels are joined to form a 90 degree corner. Afterwards, an back fixing articulated rubber strips is inserted into the joint, for water diversion purpose. LOPO can provide customized cutting service for every project, to save time and labor cost for terracotta panel installation.

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2.Using an aluminum-alloy or stainless-steel flashing
Based on the exterior elevation structure, a flashing is designed for the corner. A flashing is usually made of aluminum alloy or stainless steel, and sprayed with fluorocarbon according to the requirement of the design. For example, a contrast color to terracotta panel could be painted to achieve linear division effect for the facade, or the same color as terracotta panel could be applied to achieve harmony and uniformity.

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3.Using special-shaped terracotta corner
Many large-scale projects have stricter requirement for the integrity and harmony(such as material, color) of the facade. For this purpose, a supplementary terracotta panel or terracotta baguette is specially needed for the facade corner. A terracotta panel or terracotta baguette with special shape(such as curve, triangle, L-shaped right angle) can exhibit a different facade effect. LOPO China can custom design or produce supplementary special-shaped terracotta panels or terracotta baguettes that perfectly suit specific project’s facade corners.

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By comparing the above-mentioned three conventional construction methods, we can find that aluminum-alloy or stainless-steel flashings are convenient to process and customize due to the availability of these material used; special-shaped terracotta panels or terracotta louvers can achieve perfect harmony for the facade, but are expensive due to less popularity; miter cutting is most widely used due to its high cost-effectiveness, which resulted from cutting terracotta louver at different degree at the factory before delivery to the construction site for immediate installation.

Best Exterior and Interior Wall Decoration Material – Faux Brick Veneer

Faux brick veneer also called artificial cultured brick, or manufactured stone cladding. It has many characteristics such as light weight, rich color & shapes and easy to imitate other building material’s finishes. Faux brick veneer was born in America at the end of last century fifty’s and now it has been a main stream of exterior building material in the world.

However, as interior wall decoration material, faux brick veneer is more welcome to use as exterior wall brick veneer. Architects are tent to use this kind of brick tile because it has wider ranging and flexible application. Faux can be applied on the wall, floor and backdrop wall. This kind of building material is not only can apply by large area & large proportion to create the overall atmosphere of interior design, but also can be used in specific area for a special embellishment or emphasis purpose. For example, backdrop wall, fireplace, balcony, stairs and wine cellar. What’s more, if fake brick wall is mutual collocation with the furniture, soft decoration, lighting etc., it can present you the post-modern, new classics, concise decorative styles or any others which pursued by the architects.

Grand-Nature-Hotel-QuanzhouTake LOPO’s an artificial brick veneer project for example, the designers apply LOPO faux brick (Item: LPZ-W02) on both the interior and exterior wall of a cafeteria. The designers use the classical red wall brick, which filled with time charm, to be the fundamental key of the whole shop. Together with the interior other design, the red artificial brick facade not only shows the atmosphere of literature and art restoration, but also elegant and fresh.

 

As you may know, LOPO China is one of the most professional and pioneering manufacturers of terracotta products (including terracotta panel, terracotta baguette and louver, terracotta wall tile, terracotta brick paver, artificial cultured stone etc.) in China. LOPO China has its own R&D team, now LOPO has develops 10 series, exceed 1000 items of faux brick design. Except that, LOPO can produce the artificial brick products with special sizes, finishes and colors customized by designers. LOPO artificial stone is mainly produced by high quality haycite, white cement and imported pigment, which ensures faux brick’ characteristic favored by the architects around the world, such as corrosion resisting, non-deformation and fadeless.

For more LOPO cultured stone projects, please refer to www.terracottapanel.com