When choosing a ceramic tile for a specific application in a public or private space, the first step is to perform a detailed analysis of the conditions of use to determine the specific mechanical, chemical and hygrothermal stresses the tiling must be able to withstand
New-generation ceramic materials offer outstanding solutions to the widely varying needs of public sector applications and include innovative design solutions that can be customised according to specific aesthetic and functional criteria
After determining the stresses that a tiled surface will be exposed to and consequently the necessary technical and performance characteristics of the ceramic tiles, the next step is to choose suitable products according to aesthetic and compositional criteria of size, colour, surface finish and decoration.
Ceramic has played an important role in the history of architecture and is a key component of contemporary projects, standing out for its intrinsic aesthetic and functional qualities and its unique ability to adapt to different design needs.
From traditional vertical façade cladding to the latest dry-mounted ventilated façade technologies, ceramic has demonstrated an exceptional ability to meet the needs of the world of architecture and construction.
Given the many different areas of application of ceramic tiling, it is crucial to perform a detailed analysis of the relevant installation requirements, including project data, specific aspects of the application context and the characteristics of the substrate layers.
Considerations of an aesthetic, economic, energy and performance nature underpin the growing demand for installation of ventilated façades. Although a wide variety of materials can be used, Italian ceramic tiles are the ideal solution given their characteristics of flexibility, aesthetics, inertia, sustainability and durability.
The operation generically referred to as “ceramic tile laying” consists of a complex series of complementary activities: analysing the project and the substrate and planning the work; checking ambient conditions;
From a regulatory standpoint, most of the requirements that must be followed when designing an effective, safe and long-lasting anchoring system are set out in the standard UNI EN 11018:2003 “Claddings and anchoring systems for mechanically assembled ventilated façades. Instructions for design, installation and maintenance”.
The vast numbers of installations successfully completed in residential, public and industrial spaces demonstrate that ceramic tiling is ideal for many different areas of use. To achieve the highest levels of quality, it is essential for tiling to be designed and executed in accordance with standards.