All You Need to Know About Wall Cladding
January 25, 2022
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What is Wall Cladding?
Wall cladding is the process of layering material on top of a wall. Its function is to cover the wall, increasing its functionality and visual appeal. There are various materials that can be used, each comes with its own strength and weaknesses.
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Benefits of Cladding
Wall cladding has its benefits, both functionally and visually. In terms of functional benefits, it can increase the strength and durability of a wall against multiple hazards, such as heat, sunlight, water, and other chemical pollutants. Wall cladding can improve thermal insulation and sound absorption of a building. Visually, different materials give different looks or aesthetics to a building. This can make a building looks distinct from other buildings in its vicinity.
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Types of Wall Cladding
There are multiple types of wall cladding, each serves different purposes. Brick cladding is a type of cladding that utilizes lightweight brick. It protects walls from hazards that can nick or dent a wall and adds thermal insulation. It is available in different colors.
Stainless steel cladding is a strong and durable cladding against environmental hazards. It is especially good against corrosion, due to the fact that it forms a passive layer of chromium oxide when in contact with oxygen. This layer protects the stainless steel, shielding it from further corrosion.
Vinyl cladding is one of the cheapest cladding materials available on the market. It is lightweight, insulated properly, and installed easily, making it a simple yet reliable cladding material.
One of the most aesthetically pleasing of all claddings, wood cladding comes with many advantages. It can insulate buildings from heat and resist weather, making it a perfect choice for outdoor use. The types of wood are expansive, ranging from softwood to hardwood, from oak to pine. Natural woods have different markings, so you can be sure that there will be no two identical panels of wood. It is a good choice both in the functionality and visual department.
To accommodate people’s needs in wood wall cladding, Kayu Lapis Indonesia creates quality wood panels that are suitable for different uses. Kayu Lapis Indonesia’s strong, long-lasting woods are perfect for many needs and occasions.