As an environment friendly decorative material for external walls, terracotta panel is constantly explored by architectural designers for its aesthetic potential when applied to a building façade. The design effects are achieved not only through various patterns (such as surface, shape, color) of the terracotta panels but also through various installation methods including horizontal, vertical, beveled, split-leveled and overlapped installations.
Conventionally, terracotta panels are horizontally installed according to “rainscreen principle” in order to prevent rainwater from permeating into the wall. Other installation methods are designed in a way that terracotta panels are often used as a decorative element for the walls to attain special effects of the façade.
Vertical installation is also a relatively conventional method for installing terracotta panels. This installation method can visually extend the façade, improve the smoothness of the vertical lines of a building and deliver a clearer and more impressive outline of the building. Therefore, this installation method is applied to many high rising buildings.
The textured finish of LOPO facade panels formed by natural clay extrusion is a very important design element for modern architecture.
Different customers have different preferences for terracotta panel texture. However, LOPO can very well meet either the needs of natural clay surface preferred by European & American designers or the fine uniform texture advocated by Japanese designers. LOPO has advanced raw material grinding & processing equipments which can realize different fine surface effects according to customer’s requirements. The grind fineness of LOPO terracotta panel raw material can reach 60 meshes (about 0.25mm)
LOPO terracotta panel comes in 5 kinds of standard textures. Natural, Frosted (Sandblasted), Linear, Grooved (Combed) and Corrugated. Each surface can be glazed in different colors or textures according to customer’s requirements.