To be clear, we’re not talking about ceramic tile. Or interior porcelain tile.
We’re talking about technical porcelain. We fire your exterior porcelain cladding panels so they absorb less than 0.1% of water. Making them virtually impervious to moisture.
Compare that to industry standards for other tiles (water absorption rates):
- Porcelain: ≤ 0.5% (which is great)
- Ceramic: between 0.5% – 3.0%
Let’s look at it from the other direction: Glass has a water absorption rate of 0%. Our technical porcelain is at 0.1%.
That means glass is 100% waterproof, and our porcelain cladding panels are 99.99% impervious. Not too shabby, right?
Here’s an interesting fact worth knowing: It only takes an additional 25 degrees Celsius to go from ceramic to porcelain. With that little bit of extra heat, the “vitrification” process occurs. Vitrifying means particles begin fusing to fill more of the remaining pores in the material – leading to impervious porcelain qualities.
Here’s what these comparisons and percentages mean… You and your client don’t have to worry about thermal expansion & contraction, freeze-thaw, or efflorescence issues. And graffiti comes off like it’s nothing. Our porcelain cladding system is ideal for all climate zones your projects require.
See how your other favorite exterior cladding materials stack up against porcelain cladding panels here. Just scroll down to the chart at the bottom of the website page.
Until next time, keep growing your garden with beautiful building facades…
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