Cladding is any substance which is used for protecting or covering the exterior of the structure. You may think of how raincoats prevent you from rain by sliding water through its layer smoothly. Cladding works in the same manner. It prevents buildings, houses, apartments from harsh conditions. It controls how elements hit and fall on the surface of a building. It protects the interiors of the building from the ungracious weather and environment elements and also makes the outside look beautiful and attractive.
Cladding system gives a functional, cost-effective and complete solution for sustaining a clean and safe environment. Cladding is made up of a wide variety of materials including wood, metal, brick, vinyl and composite materials and it may include aluminium, wood, mixtures of cement.
Cladding layers roles and functions :
* The wear layer (top surface layer) is a clear layer of aluminium oxide that prevents fading, stains and surface burns.
* The back layer is a resistant layer which looks after the planks against humidity and maintains balance on the floor.
* The core layer is a permanent foundation high-density board which protects against moisture and indentations.
* The design layer includes a high-resistance photograph of the floor's surface appearance. It provides a variety of looks from the burnished swirls of natural hardwood to the earthen textures of ceramic tiles. It improves the aesthetics of the building by designing unique and interesting facades.