The term “façade clinker work” refers to all masonry components and ceramic cladding that can be used on building façades. This group of products includes all types of façade clinker bricks or tiles (the word “façade” is important here because there are also floor clinker tiles or floor clinker bricks also called ceramic road bricks or clinker pavement bricks). Another part of this group of products are facing bricks and tiles intended for exactly the same application as clinker brick (they can be used for façade cladding as well) but slightly different specification such as a slightly higher water absorption (above 6%) and lower compressive strength (below 25 Mpa).
Clinker cladding is versatile enough to look good both with traditional and modern buildings. In addition, it matches any other type of material. Clinker façades match wood, metal and stone. Such versatility makes clinker an excellent “base” for finishes.
In addition to their aesthetic advantages, clinker bricks and tiles are also practical and easy to maintain. Unlike plaster, clinker cladding does not crumble and is definitely more resistant to dirt. If it does get dirty, however, it can be easily cleaned using pressure washers due to its low water absorption. As a result, the risk of moulding is significantly lower.
In addition, clinker cladding is extremely durable. Clinker bricks and tiles are completely fireproof and resistant to mechanical, biological and chemical corrosion. What is important for allergic people – they are resistant to fungi, algae and mosses, which can cause and aggravate allergies.
Clinker walls also improve the living comfort. Houses covered with clinker cladding do not heat up in summer, thus maintaining a comfortable temperature inside. Clinker cladding has also excellent soundproofing properties. The sound insulation rate of a three-layer wall reaches 40–50 dB.