Rainscreen Cladding Systems

Ceramiche Refin produces porcelain tiles of various sizes suitable for the creation of rainscreens.

This wall cladding system, originally used in Northern Europe, is currently experiencing tremendous popularity amongst planners and designers thanks to its excellent thermal insulation features, that allows for a considerable improvement of the heating and cooling systems of buildings.

Rainscreen Cladding & Façade Systems

The use of ventilated façades also improves the acoustic insulation, contributing towards the certification of the building itself, and also protects buildings from adverse weather conditions and allows for renovation projects without the need of disruptive building works.

How do rainscreens work?

A metallic structure, and, eventually, an insulation layer, is installed onto the original building structure. The tiles are anchored via stirrups (visible or foldaway) to the metallic structure to create airspace between insulating panels and tiles.

This gap between the two covering surfaces allows for the passage of air via a “fireplace effect”, an effective natural ventilation that allows for perfect transpiration of internal walls, which results in the cooling of the building, and, when air circulation is stopped, resulting in a thermal insulation effect during winter.

The rainscreen system

Ventilated rainscreens using ceramic tiles consist of:

  • The original wall structure
  • A bearing metallic structure anchored to the wall
  • Wall tiles
  • An optional insulating layer anchored to the wall

Ventilated rainscreens made using Ceramiche Refin tiles, offers a wealth of functional and aesthetical advantages when compared to traditional wall coverings.