The beauty remains on the surface
Made with a unique manufacturing process in Italy, Terrae is a brick with sandblasted finish of various grain and color.
For its aesthetic qualities – warm clay colors and rough surfaces - allows getting different light and shading effects, revealing suitable for traditional architectures and for contemporary contexts.
The facing brick walls, depending on the intended use, can be both load-bearing, as well as of bracing or simple cladding. In both cases it’s necessary to consider the themes of structural fixing, thermal insulation and acoustic protection. Depending on the mode of execution, in addition, the facing brick walls can be distinguished in two different types:
monolayers, today rarely used, when they are made with a single type of brick in the thickness of one or more heads;
double wall, when made in two or more layers with distinct functions, which can be spaced from one another by an air gap.
In the contemporary evolution of the casing systems, the facing brick is one of the most used materials. In the form of bricks, strips, flat shapes, tiles the brick becomes the facing skin of a layered system where each layer has a function. In the most common practice, the
outer brick layer can be glued or spaced with metal anchoring systems.
Using bricks and its multiples and / or reductions (strips, quartini, half bricks ...) it is possible to obtain multiple variations in the design of the walls acting on: