Facades

Design stage is the best time for selection of Materials and techniques for facade finishes. You should pay attention to following suggestions:

  • colors and aesthetics should be in harmony with surrounding environment and neighborhood at the same time taking owners preferences into account;
  • Facade material should play a role of protection layer by providing heating, humidity sunlight and acoustic isolation.

Let's have a look at the best options.

FACADE FINISHING PLASTER

Decorative plaster is the most popular and simple type of facade finishing. It's widely available for all wall types and colours, so you would never have an issue with finding a matching one.

Pros :

  • pleasing aesthetics;
  • water resistance;
  • resistance to temperature fluctuations;
  • great heat and acoustics isolation;
  • vapor permeability;
  • resistance to some types of mechanical damage;
  • ease of installation;
  • low price.

Cons:

  • chance of cracking;
  • chance of peeling;
  • colour spots might occur.

All of the cons are result of incorrect installation technique. Our professionals always follow strict installation rules and conditions in order to provide highest quality and reliable finishing.

 

NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL STONE

Stone is the most reliable and tough material you can find in finishing segment. It also provides outstanding decorative value.
As Natural stone is quite expensive, often times it is used to decorate only parts of a facade. Artificial stone is used for the rest of facade due to identical qualities for a fraction of weight, as it is also an important factor in construction.

Pros :

  • durability;
  • pleasing aesthetics;
  • eco-friendly;
  • resistance to vapor, sunlight and temperature fluctuations;
  • resistance to mechanical damage.

On the down side we can only mention weight and high price of a natural stone.

FACING BRICK

Brick plays an important role in a list of finishing materials. Of course face brick is different form generic construction bricks as it is developed with different properties in mind.

There are several categories of face bricks:

  • clinker;
  • ceramic;
  • overpressed;
  • silicate.

Each category has special features yet all of them have a great decorative potential as well as great selection of colors and textures. In addition all of them have a great resistance to different types of damage.

PORCELAIN TILE

Porcelain tile is a combination of quartz sand, feldspars, clay and water composed under high pressure and temperature over 1200 °C. Resulting material is one of the most popular finishing materials with resistance qualities almost as good as natural stone.

Pros :

  • durability and water resistance;
  • resistance to some types of mechanical damage;
  • resistance to temperature fluctuations;
  • lifetime color conservation;
  • possible look and imitation of wood, stone and other materials;
  • wide range of colors and textures.

Cons:

  • heavy weight;
  • higher price;
  • specific mounting technique.

CERAMIC TILES

Ceramic facade tiles is another popular finishing option. The material is known for it's great resistance and decorative qualities.

Pros :

  • incombustibility;
  • durability;
  • light weight;
  • resistance to all sorts of negative factors;
  • wide range of colors, textures and sizes.

CONCRETE PANELS

This material is composed of cement, quartz sand, fillers and additives.

Pros :

  • durability and water resistance;
  • tough and hard;
  • wide range of variations;
  • low price.

Cons:

  • low resistance to temperature fluctuations;
  • large panels are hard to use with "wet" mount technique;
  • market is saturated with low-quality materials.

WOODEN LINING

Wooden panels are made of safe layer coated wood treated against woodworm and fungus. Wooden profile is a plank or beam.

Pros :

  • great aesthetics;
  • eco-friendly;
  • ease of installation;
  • frost resistance;
  • good temperature fluctuation resistance.

GLASS FACADES

Glass is usually used for office and shopping buildings or malls.
Domestic use is possible in creative projects with unusual architecture.

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