Cupaclad
23/09/2021

Natural slate cladding: the perfect solution for architecture

Slate cladding panels are the perfect solution for both exterior and interior stone cladding walls. The natural properties of this outstanding material make them one of the best cladding systems in the market.

Contemporary architects consider natural slate cladding an optimal material for building. Thanks to its high performance, its low maintenance and durability, slate tiles have become a stand-out element in modern design.

The key properties of slate cladding are its high durability, fire resistance performance (A1) and low water absorption. Comparing slate tiles to any other cladding solutions such as cement, slate cladding doesn’t only look more elegant and sophisticated, but it is also more sustainable.

Even taking into account different natural materials such as ceramic or stone, slate is also more resistant and long-lasting.

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Slate, a natural and ecological material

Thanks to its natural properties, the slate is only submitted to the processes of extraction and shaping. It requires no additional treatment, substantially reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.

If we compare natural slate to other materials, its results in terms of air pollution, water and energy consumption, are the lowest, even to terracotta, zinc and fibre cement. Slate cladding has a lower environmental impact than other man made alternatives.

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Uses of slate cladding

Due to its natural properties, each stone has unique properties and performance. But thanks to its wide range of shapes and sizes, most architects and customers consider slate as a winner between every natural material.

Natural slate cladding enriches the appeal of any building while affording more lasting and reliable protection than any other alternative. Architects recognize the value of slate for its unfading and weathering colors, ‘on-the-grain’ fabrication, durability and high quality standards.

Leading the world in slate production since 1892, CUPA PIZARRAS develops new and more efficient construction solutions that promote the use of natural products, such as CUPACLAD, a rainscreen cladding system with natural slate.

CUPACLAD makes possible the installation of natural slate wall panels with horizontal orientation, offering new design possibilities for contemporary architecture.

This facade systems are lightweight, easy to install and they help to create a modern building appearance. In new constructions and in renovation works, CUPACLAD exterior wall cladding systems can be adapted to every architectural design.

slate cladding in the pierson library facade

For further information about our natural stone ventilated facade systems, visit the CUPACLAD website or take a look at some of our best projects.