When designing a building, one of the core elements to bear in mind is which material to use for the façade. This will be the recognisable face of any building for those living there and for society as a whole, as well as its architectural stamp.
This article looks at technological marble—a highly versatile and ideal material for façades in line with current professional requirements. We will uncover its features in this particular area.
Standard colour hues
Technological marble offers standard hues for all designed and manufactured panels, enabling large surface areas to appear at a glance like a single attractive whole. In this sense, marble can function as a complete tonal unit or uniform set that can contrast with other flourishes or materials. This also makes it useful for natural light optics or when using artificial lighting.
In contrast to other materials, technological marble is also highly versatile for use in ventilated façades: it allows grooves, drilling and screws without any problems. It also offers great resistance and plasticity, meaning it is highly recommended when using anchor points . Moreover, it is particularly useful that cladding panels are not very heavy. Technological marble can be cut into 12-14 mm-thick panels compared to other natural materials that must be at least 20 mm thick.
Technological marble is highly resistant when it comes to building stress. Indeed, it is as resistant, if not more so, than other common materials and offers standout flexibility. A good example of this is its use in buildings in Japan, a country that suffers from continuous ground movements. The material is highly appreciated there thanks to its flexibility.
Zero porosity and resistance to temperature changes
Technological marble offers zero porosity and can withstand brusque temperature changes. The material does not absorb moisture so it does not crack during frosts. In addition, it is commonly used in countries that have wide temperature ranges without suffering any ill-effects.