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How to keep Terracotta Panel cleaning

Vanke Meixi County is located in the core area of Meixi Lake Area of Changsha, orientation in the new urban center of Changsha Hexi future, rich in landscape resources.
In this project, was used beige terracotta panel, has been installed and used more than 5 years. Owners tend to pay attention on how to clean, how to keep bright as new?

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Firstly of all, terracotta panel cladding does not contain metal elements dust and other SiO, do not produce static electricity, will not absorb dust, water rinse wash will keep it clean.

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On the terracotta panel surface natural texture, there is a certain degree of permeability, if stained on the stains need to be promptly removed to avoid infiltration of panel inside.
1. Pencil, ballpoint pen, impermeable oil can be used to erase the eraser;
2. Slag, rust can be soaked with white vinegar wipe with water;
3. Other colored pollution can be soaked with 84 disinfectant wipe with water.
4. After completed installation of each panel, remove the debris from the site, until the entire project is installed before the clean-up site and temporary facility, use cotton and nylon brush on the board from the top and bottom wipe clean.

LOPO Project-Changsha Normal University Use Terracotta Architectural Panels

Changsha Normal University belongs to public colleges, the school history can be traced back to 1912 by the famous educator Xu Te Li founded the Changsha County Normal School, It was formally upgrade from college to university in April 2013, named Changsha Normal University. The school has two campuses with south and north, the area more than 1100 acres, construction area of 328,400 square meters.

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Changsha Normal University with orange as the main color, orange on behalf of vitality, sunshine, vibrant lively, and students period is very consistent. The design use of lotus form as a source of inspiration, through the curve of the drawing highlights the shape of pre-flying pigeons. Meaning the wings of the students, and humanitarian teaching the nature of the school.

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The architectural designers have selected LOPO terracotta architectural panels 450mm wide and 18mm thick. These panels combine vertically and horizontal installed to extend the vertical lines of low-rise buildings.

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Item No.:F2030562/F6030528

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Clay Tiles Project in Japan – Marine & Walk Yokohama

The design of the clay tiles for MM21 project is from an old looking idea, which makes the tiles looks centuried. The first testing sample comes from LOPO’s hand-made clay tiles. And with designer’s idea, we developed the clay tiles into the one used in Marine & Walk Yokohama now.

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Totally there are two thickness of clay tile, with each have 3 different quantity of black power on the surface and make the project looks natural.

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Concept of Marine & Walk Yokohama: Designed as an open-air mall, recreating the ambiance of pedestrian-friendly streets through a waterfront warehouse district, and seamlessly blending greenery with the seaside.
An enticing selection of unique shops line the main avenue, with cozy benches and tables in convenient spots, all set against the panorama of Yokohama Bay and reflecting the distinctive splendor of the season. Welcoming and comfortable, the entire place is infused with the refreshing sights, sounds, and scents of its oceanside location.
Here every moment is quality time, whether for shopping, eating out, or simply taking a pleasant stroll.

Welcome to contact us for your own customized clay tiles.

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LOPO Project: Nanchang Senior-Citizen University University

Project Name: Nanchang Senior-Citizen University University
Project Name: Terracotta Plate
Item No. : F4521634; F4521637
Dimension: 450*900*21mm
Total Quantity: 4600m2
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Nanchang Senior-Citizen University was formally is located in the scenic Yangming Park.

The total area is 1950 square meters. And the area for the elderly to learn the teaching site is 1700 square meters. Equipped with voice, style, electronic organ, computer and other characteristics classrooms, all facilities are available in good condition, which can accommodate more than 500 students.
The purpose of the school is “growth of knowledge, cultivate sentiments,  promote health and social services”.
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Terracotta panel is environmental friendly building material. It is made from natural clay, which has a natural flavor that artificial materials unmatched. It’s colorful and engaging, simple and elegant texture, no radiation, and no pollution to the environment during the production process.This is the reason of terracotta panel to be recognized by the environmentally-conscious European countries.

There are more advantages of this kind of ceramic panel. It performs well in extreme cold or hot weather. No flake off, no crack,and no color fade. Terracotta panels is fully applicable to any wet and dry climate.

Welcome to contact LOPO For more information!

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The Beauty of Architectural Art

An intelligential architecture needs to combine natural landscape and art. Otherwise, even if the appearance is grand, it is only a cold architecture. Elegant, simple, unsophisticated and novel terracotta panel reveals the art in the architecture in realistic way to fill it with artistic sense.

The sharp metal plate and cold stone can no longer meet the requirements of the society in this times calling for nature, harmony and warmth. The terracotta panel is simple, unsophisticated but gorgeous, solemn and elegant, making architectures warm and harmonious. Placing ourselves in it, hearts can be cleared and mind can fly.

The achievement of great architectures requires vitality, humanistic and harmony with nature. Natural materials are environmental with low-carbon. Mild color indicates elegance in common, contains connotation in simplicity and grace and exudes endless architectural vitality.

Terracotta panel has hard nature, neat and beautiful appearance, unique humanistic feelings and attraction from outside to inside. It is simple but grand, vigorous but restrained and couples hardness and softness, making architectures radiate human air of elegance and humbleness.

The roughness & delicateness and diamonds & lines are not limited by routine, don’t comply with commonness and combine individuality and characteristics. Terracotta panel demonstrates the beauty of architectural art with its unique glamour and manifests the height of architectural temperament with its generousness and smartness.

AboutLOPO China Corporation

LOPO China Corporation is the most professional China manufacturer for terracotta wall facade panels, terracotta baguette, terracotta louver, terracotta wall tiles and terracotta bricks and floor heating system in Asia.

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Terracotta Panel Production and Advantages

Production
Terracotta Panel is a natural terracotta as the main raw material, add a small amount of quartz, pumice, feldspar and pigment and other ingredients, through the high-pressure extrusion, low temperature drying and firing temperature of 1200 ℃, with green, no radiation, color moderate, will not bring light pollution. After firing the ceramic plate due to thermal expansion and contraction will produce differences on the size, cut by precision machinery, and then passed the test before supply market.

Colors
Terracotta Panel color can be natural color of the clay fired at high temperature, usually red, yellow, gray three color series, the color is very rich, can be meet architects and owners of the building’s exterior color choices requirements. Color and shiny gentle, friendly, good durability.Terracotta Panel natural texture and color of eternal clay aroused great interest of the owners and architects.

Advantage
1. Materials, environmental protection:
① from natural clay with quartz sand, after extrusion, high temperature calcination, not radioactive and durability.
② timeless color: color is natural clay color, natural color, bright, uniform, non-fading, durable, gives walls lasting vitality.
③ hollow structure, light weight, while increasing thermal resistance, temperature insulation effect.
2. Exterior wall has 20 colors available
Deep red, rust red, coral, natural red, pink, orange, brown, yellow sand, blue-gray, pearl gray, iron gray, volcanic gray, slate gray. These are natural clay body color (no enamel paints and coatings), and therefore can optionally tile cutter as needed without affecting the appearance.
There are a variety of optional surface forms: natural surface, glazing, groove, printing, sand surface, corrugated.
3.Easy cleaning
Due to the stability of the physical and chemical properties of the ceramic plate, and some of the special treatment of the surface. With acid, antistatic effect, so it will not attract dust; another more rain isobaric principle, there is no dirt will be broken down as rain erosion and restore a clean, moist forever original color.
4.High performance
① terracotta panel curtain wall technology stable performance, strong impact, meet curtain wall design wind load requirements;
② terracotta panel curtain wall, high temperature, strong anti-frost;
③ terracotta panel curtain flame retardant, fire safety.
④ Green terracotta panel, a new type of building material can be recycled regeneration.
⑤ terracotta panel light weight, never fade, timeless
5.Reasonable structure
① hanging system installation design portfolio, in the case of partial damage of monolithic terracotta panel can be replaced, easy maintenance;
② hollow clay plate structure makes noise effect is good, light weight;
③ clay plate of high strength can meet the above requirements for different cut sizes.
6.Good compatibility
① clay wall plate having mild appearance characteristics, easy and glass, with the use of metal.
② clay plate walls can reduce light pollution, increased seismic wall.
③ clay walls moist and soft color, increase the cultural atmosphere of the building itself.
7.Easy to install
Terracotta panel curtain wall design and reasonable structure, simple, to the maximum to meet the income side walls, shut the local design needs, easy to be installed, whether it is a flat, corner, or other parts of the curtain wall facades can maintain a coherent, natural and beautiful.
8.Low support costs
As the light weight clay plate, so clay plate curtain walls supporting structure requires more than a simple stone, lightweight, cost savings supporting walls….

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.

Terracotta Panel Is A Good Choice for Building Decoration

Terracotta facade panels manufactured from LOPO China are made from 100% unpolluted neat and clean terracotta clay material, which is extruded to get the desired shape and dried in especially made kilns, working at 1200℃ high temperatures. The finished product is very hard, strong with a soft surface.

Curtain wall panels made from natural clay may be utilized for the purpose of decorating exteriors of different buildings, including university, hospital, hotel, theaters, venues and dwellings etc. They can also additionally be employed for decorating the interiors of buildings like exhibition halls and public buildings.

Terracotta clay is derived from naturally occurring materials. The process employed for making terracotta tiles has slight negative effects on the environment. Naturally, people who usually would like to using this kind of items made from terracotta when they concerned about environmental issues would. Although it is not a good conductor of heat, it helps keeping the building cool, despite being exposed to direct sunlight. That will eventually help bring down the utility expenses, as the building won’t require the same level of cooling as any traditional building.

The maintenance cost of terracotta wall cladding panels is actually very low, as harsh sunlight and rain don’t affect it. This is the ideal choice for places experiencing excessive weather conditions. What’s more, it offers protection to the structure of the building, as it can’t come in direct contact with water. This helps reducing the frequency of repairs.

The installation of terracotta panel is also very easy, requiring no special skills for putting terracotta panels in the desired position, which helps saving with the cost of construction. Terracotta panels can be a good insulator of sound and make the interiors of building quite calm and peaceful. You can get them in many stunning colors, thus allowing you to give attractive looks to your building.

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Tips on How to Maintain Terracotta Panels

Terracotta tiles always gives a home warm and inviting looking, so many houses owners like to decorative their floors, roofs or walls because this material with this kind of materials. And terracotta tiles, known as ‘burnt earth’, have been a popular building material for more than a thousand years. A terracotta panel is extremely attractive and versatile besides being fairly cost effective. This kind of terracotta clay material is also in great demand because it can save a great deal of energy. While a terracotta panel is not only easy to install with terracotta baguette or tile components, but also very easy to clean and maintain. Please keep in mind that is it is necessary to do some proper maintenance to ensure that the terracotta panel looks attractive for as long as possible.
Below are some tips to make sure your terracotta panel maintain well:
1. First, wipe off or sweep away any dirt or debris from the terracotta panel. This step can help avoid any scratches on the surface of the material, so it should be done as often as necessary.
2. When dirt and dust accumulates on terracotta panel surface, use a soft material to clean the surface. You must pay attention to not use any harsh materials on the panels or else, because it will get scratched very easily. While you can use plain water to clean your exterior wall panels often, you should also use a good cleaning product to remove accumulated dirt.
3. Do not use harsh chemical products on the terracotta panels because they might discolor or damage them. It is unfortunately that many of the commonly available household cleaning products are not meant to be used on terracotta. It is best to invest in high quality products designed especially for this material. No matter in what case, you should only ever use a new cleaning product after first trying it out on a small area that is out of sight.
4. You can using a specialty product to seal the surface of the terracotta panels since this helps protect the clay panels from any damage. The process of sealing needs very long time since it involves many steps. But it reduces the need for frequent cleaning beyond dusting and mopping/wiping. Then you should avoid using harsh detergents on it that will strip the sealant once the surface has been sealed.
If your terracotta panel is maintained in a correct way, it will retain its warm good looks for a very long time. Interestingly, exterior wall terracotta panel is designed to weather naturally and beautifully the material, so it does not need a lot of cleaning when it is used on external surfaces since.

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