Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips

For exterior decoration, everyone wants to have a beautiful, unique facade and insulation of the house from the outside. These tasks are fully handled by facade thermal panels with clinker tiles. Recently, they have gained particular popularity. After all, they are high-quality and inexpensive building materials that immediately perform all the necessary functions: they provide a decorative appearance with a large selection of assortments, insulate homes, save family budget funds both for the purchase of thermal panels and for further heating of the interior.

And the main thing for many consumers is their low price and ease of installation.

To install the panels, you do not need to be an experienced builder; it is enough to follow the basic rules of building cladding of a building with these various panels.

General information about the panels

All panels can be classified according to different criteria:

  1. By materials manufacture: metal, composite, plastic, impregnated wood, polymers.
  2. Format - long planks, rectangles, narrow planks, square.
  3. In appearance - maximally imitating stone, wood, brick, plaster, painted slabs, etc.
  4. For thermal insulation - with insulation: thermal panels, sandwiches with built-in insulation, without insulation.

More often, when decorating a house, the choice falls on panels with insulation, because immediately such finishing carries multifunctional tasks:

  • home insulation;
  • stylish decor;
  • energy saving for home heating.

What is clinker?

The name of the tile is due to the main external element of the decor - clinker - clay tiles with a complex manufacturing technology by firing at a temperature of more than a thousand degrees. Then these heavy-duty plates are completely embedded in expanded polystyrene or polyurethane foam using a special technique. Experts have proven that it is almost impossible to tear off such a tile; this requires a jackhammer and a force of more than three hundred kilograms. Tile tearing is extremely rare, and this defect can be easily eliminated using polyurethane foam.

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
Example of a facade

A distinctive feature of the tile is its complete external compliance with natural stones, wood, raw or burnt stone. brick and so on. Today, modern equipment and new technologies make it possible to make the most unusual and versatile types of tiles - for the most demanding and picky consumer. Durability and originality, as well as its low cost, make the tile the most popular building material today.

Varieties of tile heaters with clinker tiles

Such tiles can be used both in panels with thickeners, and without them.

All facade panels with clinker tiles can be divided into basic types.

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
We insulate and immediately decorate

Clinker tiles with and without plaster - durable and available in a wide assortment of imitation of natural materials and colors;

  1. At the base - bulk foam , which differs from the usual one in immunity to temperature extremes and moisture;
  2. Thermal panels with mineral wool as the main insulation material;
  3. Fiber cement - heavier and mainly used for finishing the basement;
  4. Plastic - made of soft plastic with cells.

In addition to clinker tiles, other types of panels can be used:

  • porcelain stoneware;
  • glazed tiles.

Clinker tiles plus thermal insulation material give a panel with high performance - insulating, protective and decorative . First of all, the reliability and durability of the panels is due to their multi-layer construction, which may include:

  • expanded polystyrene ;
  • polyurethane foam;
  • foam;
  • OSB - a multilayer material of shavings and chips;
  • clinker tiles.

The combination of tiles and bases makes this facade insulating material popular and constantly in demand.

About the manufacturers of thermal panels with clinker tiles

When choosing a panel, you should pay attention to the manufacturer, because it is well-known brands that can give us peace of mind that we bought quality material for facades.

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
The most various modifications and imitations

The most popular manufacturers of facade thermal panels with clinker tiles in Russia are manufacturing plants that use both own technologies and foreign ones. Some of them purchase the tiles themselves from foreign companies. and the panels are already manufactured at home - also using high technologies and according to European standards.

Table 1. The most popular manufacturers in Russia.

Company name Country Distinctive qualities
ShomBurg Germany Time-tested quality, but high cost
Forska Russia Makes only panels, purchasing tiles from the best European manufactures
UMB Russia Latest technologies, production experience over 15 years
МФМ Russia A huge variety of textures, colors, sizes
Termosit Russia High technologies, long-term operation of panels
Fride Russia A common type of connection of products - thorn-groove
Regent Russia Foreign-made tiles, fixing and base - own
FTP-Europa Russia It produces its own products, sells products and other factories
Yerm ak Russia Individual sizes and decor, tiles from different foreign manufacturers
Plitprom Russia Many years in the production market, high-precision modern European equipment is used in the work
Forland Russia production of several models, for example, EUROC, Utes, Elbrus

These companies - panel manufacturers, have long established themselves in Russia so much on the good side, their materials are distinguished by special characteristics in terms of reliability and long service life.

Foreign brands include: A. D.

W., STROHER, FOSHAN REDLION CERAMIC CO, ABC, STROHER, FELDHAUS - if you see these brands, then also count on high European quality and durability. If in doubt, it is worth consulting with experts, they will prompt those manufacturers whose price is fully consistent with the quality, and you do not have to buy a pig in a poke.

Front thermal panels with clinker tiles - characteristics

Easy to install and durable facade panels are very economical in price. If we compare the finished slab with insulation at cost, then it is less than installing all its components separately:

  • foam;
  • its installation on a grid ;
  • finishing with plaster or other material;
  • additional protective materials and means;
  • sealants .

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Thermal panels

Video - Visual installation of thermal panels

The slab has everything, and its installation is very convenient - the slabs are applied to glue, resins or fixed with dowels and liquid nails. And there is no need to build frames and grids - for installing tiles. Everything is attached to resins and adhesives, which additionally creates an external seal to the coating.

And yet - important for home owners who have decided to decorate their building with facade panels - stylish appearance of the building , which is sometimes indistinguishable from natural finishing materials: sandstone, marble, brick, granite and so on. If a well-known brand is chosen or the panels are purchased from a reliable company that is a representative or produces the tiles itself. Then there is no need to worry - such companies are fully responsible for the quality of the material and attach all accompanying documents to the product:

  1. warranty coupons;
  2. certificates;
  3. instructions, etc.

The indisputable advantages of such panels

Popularity acquires clinker tiles as a decorative layer, since outwardly it is practically indistinguishable from natural stones:

  • but;
  • marble;
  • granite ;
  • quartz ;
  • limestone;
  • dolomite;
  • sandstone;
  • brick.
Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
Variety of texture

The range of tile types has been expanded to include various tree species , that is, imitating them:

  • spruce;
  • mahogany;
  • pine;
  • oak;
  • ash, etc.

Pay attention! Externally identical to the listed materials, and at a cost - several times less than the natural components of the facade decoration. The panel looks expensive and stylish, and this is often the main criterion for acquiring just such a facade for your home.

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
Ease of installation - there is

In addition to the variety of shapes and external factors, among the advantages stand out :

  1. seamless, seamless coverage;
  2. low price;
  3. stylish decor;
  4. save heat in the house as much as possible;
  5. are not subject to external influences;
  6. are durable;
  7. are excellent noise insulators;
  8. are safe and environmentally friendly;
  9. easy to assemble and dismantle; \
  10. are not subject to moisture and temperature;
  11. e are operated up to 50 years and more - without restorations and repairs;
  12. imitate natural finishing materials as much as possible, look expensive;
  13. is huge and the range of sizes - from 4 cm thickness to 12- 15 cm ;
  14. decor - a choice for every taste.

Interesting! You can choose a panel of any shade, any stone - by texture and degree of processing, any kind of wood. You can come up with a facade design yourself and mix styles, applying, for example, panels with marble and sandstone - on the plinth.

Or take one stone with different shades and apply it to your walls. It will be both original and stylish. Also, panels alternate with plaster or painting - this is also a matter of taste for the owner of the building.

Slightly more expensive, but more reliable

There is a huge variety of facade thermal panels with clinker tiles and by the method of fastening and their reliability. They can be either two-layer or add a third additional layer in the form of a metal or foil spacer.

If it is possible to pay a slightly higher price, then you can purchase panels with the presence of a third rigid layer, with grooved spikes, with built-in metal fixing plates, with a sleeve for plastic fasteners, etc.

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
Panels with spike-grooves

All these devices slightly increase the cost of the plates, but they are a guarantee of durability of use, and are also easier and simpler to install on the facade of any building.

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
Production of thermal panels

Therefore, even an amateur can make installation of thermal plates using simple instructions for use. This does not require special education or skills. But nevertheless, experts recommend getting advice from builders with experience - after all, there are many nuances that ultimately can affect the acquisition of a panel of one or another stiffness of fixation.

Installation of front thermal panels with clinker tiles - step-by-step instructions

There are practically no difficulties when decorating a house with this type of materials. But in order for the external facade to please with its freshness and beauty for many decades, observe the stages of finishing work and their rules:

Stage 1. The choice of panels with clinker tiles should be based on their weight, the quality of the walls of the house. It is necessary to take into account the load that the walls will receive during installation, also take into account the type of foundation and the additional load that will fall on it after the installation of the panels, more often it concerns three-layer panels with metal sheets and inserts.

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
Ease of Installation - Anywhere

Step 2.

Before how to mount blocks with clinker tiles, think over type of installation - gluing, installation work with crate.

Step 3. Install only metal with the lathing, as even the soaked wood lends itself to the negative effects of moisture and temperature changes over time.

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
Metal lathing is a more reliable option

Stage 4. Preparing the tools: hacksaw or grinder, hammer, level, tape measure, screwdriver, marker.

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
Required tools

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Screwdrivers

Step 5. If the building is old and the walls are not particularly strong, then should be strengthen them with reinforcement and plastering. Align the walls.

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
Preparing the walls

Stage 6. In old buildings or with a small capacity of supporting structures, it is necessary to choose lighter slabs with insulation and clinker tiles.

Tip! It is important that the design and decor are to your taste, so immediately decide which tile to choose.

Step 7. Measure the area of ​​the walls and calculate the number of panels - taking into account the size of each of them.

Step 8. For the basement, use more reliable types - made of metal with decorative plaster, or of pressed cement and decor for wood, brick (many options) also made of metal.

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
Example of facade plinth design

Step 9. The plinth should be additionally treated with sealants - taking into account the moisture and quality of the soil, as well as the proximity to the foundation of groundwater.

Step 10. Install panels using protective materials and solutions for deep penetration disinfection - in order to exclude the appearance of mold, fungi, insects.

Stage 11.

In openings, window joints, doorways, outlet of communication pipes - sealing and installation should be carried out more carefully , we cut the panels using a grinder and adjust.

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
Window opening design

Pay attention! Door and window openings are decorated with facing tiles, cement-sand mortar or a ready-made decorative solution.

Step 12. We make markings before installing the battens with a step of 40 cm. We start laying from the bottom line.

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
All irregularities must be eliminated starting from the first line

Step 13. We fix the corner pieces.

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
Corner elements

Step 14. With groove system - ridge connection we use corner elements, which are purchased separately. If the panels have fasteners, we use them.

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
Panel with groove fastening system

Step 15. We fix the plates from any corner from bottom to top . Glue is evenly distributed over the entire area of ​​the plate, and in the center and in the corners we make like glue points. When fixing, we press for 10 seconds, then let stand for 5 minutes .

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
Glue is used to fix the panels

Step 16.

We do the next row offset - this will provide additional strength to the finish. Constantly using the level, we check the correctness of installation .

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
If there is a bias, it will be difficult to correct it

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Building levels

Stage 17. One day after gluing the boards, they are additionally fastened with special dowels in seams.

Step 18.

Grouting is done by applying a grout mixture to the entire surface of the panels, after which, somewhere in a day , wipe the decor with a sponge or also the entire surface.

If you do not want to grout yourself, you can purchase more expensive boards with ready-made grout from the manufacturer.

Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
Grouting

Step 19. It's worth doing all the work without haste and excitement. It is important to select climate conditions for dry and warm weather.

So that all the materials lay down properly and no unforeseen circumstances arise - in the form of panels moving away from the walls.

Chronology is best kept according to plan. Since if you forget to prepare the tools, then after marking and installing the crate, you will waste time in search of a roller or brush for the sticker.

Tip! Everything should be at hand during installation and available - in full. It is better to buy more panels than rush for missing ones or place an order in the online store and wait for one or two panels.

Video - Installation and insulation of the facade with clinker thermal panels

About the pros and cons of panels

Observing all these settings, you can achieve an excellent result in the external insulation of the house and get undoubted bonuses from this:

  • quick and easy installation;
  • low thermal conductivity;
  • heat saving;
  • incombustibility;
  • tightness;
  • reduced electricity bills;
  • free of toxic compounds and any level of danger to human health;
  • style and originality from the outside;
  • low costs;
  • durability of the new facade.
Facade thermal panels with clinker tiles: installation tips
Grouting

Of the minuses, experts note frequent mixing layers of two-layer plates due to the different density of the material, so when buying, make sure that all panels are homogeneous, otherwise you will have to perform additional work after installation - for example, grouting the panels

Clinker facade decoration is outwardly indistinguishable from cobblestone, flat, rocky, burnt stone, wood, brick, metal, etc. - that is, from the decor that you have chosen, such insulation plates give the overall facade an original, expensive view.

Therefore, today you should not overpay for natural stone on the facade - panels with this tile will completely replace natural components both visually and practically - their quality is no worse than natural building materials.

Don't be mistaken with the choice

To find your panels, you should know simple rules:

  1. Buy only from licensed companies.

  2. Check certificates.
  3. Read the installation instructions.
  4. Explore general characteristics.
  5. Seek guarantees in the event of breakdowns or defects.
  6. To get acquainted with the opinions of other people who have already used such facade decoration - on the forums.

  7. Consider the climatic conditions of your region.
  8. Consult with specialists.

General recommendations for assembling front panels with your own hands, you can study in more detail in our separate article.

If you do everything correctly, then the facade thermal panels with clinker tiles will last for many years without breakdowns and deformations, which will help to maintain home comfort, a comfortable stay at home, as well as save money on finishing materials and payment electricity to increase the heat in the house.

And everyone who comes to visit will not be able to distinguish that on the walls of your house there is just an imitation of high-quality expensive types of wood or natural stone.

Save wisely - buy facade thermal panels with clinker tiles - excellent substitutes for expensive natural materials.

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