Ceramic tiles offer vast potential as a material for façades: in technical terms their intrinsic features (durability, easy-maintenance, zero water absorption, resistance to frost, fire and bending strength, together with their inalterability against atmospheric agents, etc.) make them the perfect covering in order to withstand the conditions of an exterior environment exposed to constantly changing weather conditions; whilst aesthetically speaking, ceramic tiles multiply the creative possibilities for new construction as well as refurbishment projects.
Tiles with volume are one of the latest trends applied to exterior coverings and façades: small-sized pieces in a range of fun colours that are guaranteed to make the façade of your home stand out.
In addition, the combined use of various colours, metallised or glossy tiles to cover façades, visually does away with the sense of order imposed by windows. Façades are instead converted into chameleonic-type skins where anything and everything can go unnoticed.
Eye-catching colours such as red or orange are perfect for the façades of large buildings or houses by the sea. The use of colour is no longer limited to interiors, but now also brightens up the skin that covers them.
Yet façade coverings are not just about the avant-garde; classic rustic-style pieces have been revamped for use on all types of buildings, from country homes to city blocks. They can be combined with state-of-the-art solar panels, or windows fitted with light control devices in order to further maximise energy savings.
Elegant ceramic tiles in white, black or grey are featured on the façades of apartment blocks, cube houses or to cover landscaped spaces.
Tile size is another of the distinguishing features of façades covered with ceramic tiles. Thanks to their modular nature, various sizes of tiles can be used, in accordance with the space to be highlighted.
6.1_Ventilated ceramic façades
The latest and most modern façade covering systems include ventilated ceramic façade technology. This helps to provide solutions for a sustainable and environmentally-friendly habitat. The assembly system, that uses mechanical fixings, creates an air chamber that generates ventilation and enhanced heat insulation for the building, thereby allowing for energy savings.