What is an artificial stone facade?
What are the advantages?
What price €/m2 in Barcelona?
In this post we explain the artificial stone facade material.
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We are ERA architects, one of the young, committed and creative Architecture studios in Barcelona.
In this post you can find our simple explanation of the artificial stone for the facade of your house.
You may want to know that this is the 5th post within a special series of Facades.
We leave you here the previous 3 posts by order: ‘Facades’, ‘Ventilated facade’ and ‘Insulating’
In these posts we tell you the reasons to recommend the ventilated facade for your home.
This type of facade can have a wide range of finishes as we counted in the last post: ‘Facade Materials’
One of our favorite materials for the ventilated facade is that of artificial stone.
What is artificial stone?
They are panels of large format and minimum thickness based on pressed natural stone powder, printed and baked.
What are the advantages?
RESISTANT TO HIGH TEMPERATURES
It does not burn in contact with the fire or emit smoke or toxic substances
Only 7 kg / m² in the table of 3 mm and 30 kg / m² in the table of 12 mm.
Resistant to scratching and abrasion thanks to the hardness of its surface.
RESISTANT TO FLEXION
High break module. Resistant to high pressure and weight loads.
SUITABLE FOR HIGHER TRANSIT
Thanks to the hardness of its surface.
Waterproof and resistant to liquids. With a level of absorption close to zero.
RESISTANT TO UV RAYOS
Being 100% natural, its color does not deteriorate with sun exposure or extreme temperatures
RESISTING TO ICE AND THE BELTS
It does not suffer any damage due to low temperatures.
EASY TO CLEAN
Resistant to chemical cleaning agents.
Do not break any harmful substances. It is totally suitable for contact with food.
Without resins It does not emit any substance harmful to the environment.
Up to 52% of its mass, it is composed of recycled raw materials.
Pieces up to 3.60m by 1.20m with minimum thickness.
It means façades with greater uniformity and continuity since the boards are minimized.
This also facilitates its manipulation and provides greater aesthetic and hygienic advantages.
Variety of finishes from smooth and rough, to bright or nanopulido.
What’s the price in Barcelona?
Price from € 155 / m2 + iva
Our professional recommendation:
In our Architecture studio in Barcelona ERA architects, we recommend choosing the artificial stone as a finish for the ventilated facade of your house.
In addition we recommend that you add the PURETi treatment for almost no maintenance of your facade.
This patented treatment and technological partner of NASA, is composed of water and ultrafine particles of titanium dioxide. It is applied by micro-nebulization through a basic principle such as photocatalysis. It is a BLUE Wave technology (it reverses the environmental damage and restores the planetary balance).
Its price of € 3/m2 + iva, makes it an affordable option to keep your facade always clean.
In the following publications, we will tell more extensively other types of facade finishes.
Read you next week!
Esther Rovira Raurell