Terra-cotta literally means “fired earth”, which is technically how they are made. The individual but repetitive nature of the fabrication process made terra-cotta construction much more economical than carved stone for elaborate building exteriors. Architectural terra-cotta is an ancient form of masonry that is still used extensively today. While many new products for cladding a façade have been introduced to the construction industry in the years since terracotta had been incepted, very few have come to surpass the terra cotta in longevity, aesthetics and sustainability. Terra cotta continues to be a material of choice for many designers and Architects mainly because of its numerous uses such as
• Malleability With Regard to Shape and Texture
• Abundance of Finish Options
• Compatibility with Other Building Products
• Ability to Withstand Severe Climates
• UV Resistance
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