Design Elements For Terracotta Cladding
The surface of the terracotta cladding
is mainly divided into two types: natural-fired and glazed.
"When the clay material are put into the kiln, there is only one color; when they are taken out from the kiln, there are tens of thousands of colors."
By blending different types of clay materials and precisely controlling the firing temperature in the kiln, it is possible to produce terracotta cladding
with a rich variety of colors. Typically, the natural-fired colors include white, yellow, red, brown, and gray.
For some special colors or tones, pigments and glazes can be added so as to produce the desired colors. Clay raw materials, pigments and oxides are reacted at high temperatures (typically between 1100 and 1300 degree centigrade) so that the color is durable and non-fading.
In order to satisfy different requirements of the facade design, glazed terracotta
came into being. After the terracotta loaf is dried and before it goes through the firing process, the glaze is applied to the natural surface terracotta panels whose color is similar to that of the glazed surface. Paneltek can achieve bright glaze, matte glaze, frosted glaze and 3D injected surface with different brightness and delicate glaze. Among them, digital inkjet printing panels can vividly present the texture and color of stone, timber and other personalized patterns and colors.