To determine the difference between the face brick and the clinker, you should look at the raw material and production technology.
Ceramic (front and clinker) bricks, that consist of the natural and environmentally friendly raw materials, like firing in kilns clay
For the production of facing bricks used fusible moderately plastic clay, and for the production of clinker used plastic refractory clay of the best quality with the use of a complex process of purification and processing of raw materials and firing at extremely high temperatures. Due to this, the existing batch ingredients are baked and voids are sealed, providing clinker minimum porosity and moisture and highest strength. Unlike clay - face brick burned at lower temperatures and in this connection has a slightly higher water absorption, less frost resistance and lower mark. But despite these differences both face and paving brick have high quality facing material, fully meets regulations and can be used in construction without hesitation
Variety color of our bricks depends solely on the unique types of clays from different fields and specific composition of a mixture. That is, different colors give different colors of clay bricks, such as whiteburnt turns yellow clay bricks, etc. Neither artificial dyes in the production of bricks are not used. Only for brown brick clay is added to a mixture of manganese oxide, which in turn is a natural mineral, eco-friendly dye.
So Euroton TM `s color brick has a natural origin, which means that it will not change and will not fade even after 100 years or more.
Opted for the ceramic clinker bricks, building care you devote as much time as necessary for the construction and improvement of home. All subsequent time you will not be disturbed by changing of material structure, destruction or deformation, corrosion or efflorescence, fungi, insects, mold, etc. And the questions of reconstruction or repair will not desturb you for many years. Because the clinker surpasses any other wall material that exists on the market today. Strength, frost resistance, durability, beautiful appearance, it has no equal. The lowest rate of water absorption is typical of ceramic clinker brick, which is certainly a positive effect on the material`s resistance to outdoor exposure. Moisture, the main enemy of insulation does not reach the other side of the wall and inside your house will always be warm and fuzzy.
Wall clinker belongs to the facial products, but has a very high operating parameters, low water absorption (less then 6%), high frost-resistance of up to 500 cycles. With these parameters wall (foundation) of clinker will not be destroyed in the very severe operating conditions.
If the wall under the porous ceramics mean porous wall blocks, be sure oblitsevat wall a type of ceramic face - face brick or clinker.
It is quite true. In order to reduce thermal bridges, as well as saving solution we applied grid with a small cell. As some of the manufacturing plants produce grinding the faces of the osculating porous blocks and then used as a binder not cement, but a special adhesive composition.
Thermal conductivity of porous building blocks is 0,18-0,29 W / m º C.
Thermal conductivity of the brick is 0,48-0,52 W / m º C.
Thermal conductivity of clinker is 0,59-0,62 W / m º C.
Given that the bearing wall will be built of porous building blocks - a material with low thermal conductivity, the usage of clinker or facing bricks for walls will not affect the formation of cold joints.
When facing the wall of porous building blocks of ceramic facing brick or clinker, will form a continuous air space up to 4-10 mm or more between the wall and liner, which breaks all the created thermal bridges.
From the point of view of building a warm wall, the porous blocks + front (clinker) ceramic brick system is the most optimal. When choosing for the cladding of the building types of bricks (face brick or clinker) - the choice is made for durability, appearance, and their financial capacity.
Masonry walls made of large stones lined with single front (clinker) brick.
Bandaging system in line, as the stone, and for the top layer.
Face layer is connected to the main masonry steel connections - anchors stainless steel with a diameter of 3 mm, spaced at a distance of not more than 750 mm. When choosing for the cladding of the building types of bricks (face brick or clinker) - the choice is made for durability, appearance, and their financial capacity.
Other variants of masonry walls exist as well.
Detailed recommendations for the use of our products are being developed and will be presented later on our web site.
For clinker brick masonry, we recommend using dry building mixtures for ceramics (TM "facade», «Quick Mix», etc.) You should only take into account that most of clinker have low water absorption (less than 6%), so the solution should do fairly thick .
And for the color of the solution you may rely on your own taste.
When laying face bricks and clinker we recommend to use prepared dry building mixtures for ceramics, which you can buy in supermarkets and other point of sale materials. You can look for an import mixture of firm «Quick-mix» and domestic mixture of the company "facade."
Efflorescence is a water soluble salts, which enter on the surface of the brick walls during the process of violation of technology or preparing the mixture.
The cause of efflorescence can be
use of cements with high content of soluble salts;
Hard water in the preparation of solutions;
capillary absorption groundwater;
unconformity of brick solution;
moistening solution or precipitation of the masonry;;
low temperature, which contributes to the formation of crystalline;
usage during preparing the solutions softeners, anti frost additives, thickeners for mud, etc.
Note: In most cases, the brick, that is under the influence of rainfall, has no efflorescence on the surface, but if you have a brick in the masonry, the formation of efflorescence often connected with penetration soluble connections from the laying of solutions into the brick.
To prevent such phenomena:
when you laying bricks, apply special ready mixes for ceramics in accordance with instructions;
use low alkali cement with low content of soluble salts of sodium and potassium;
do not add into the solution anti-frost thickeners;
eliminate flooding unfinished masonry by precipitation;
equip the roof, so that the effluent water stream did not get into the surface of the walls;
for facing house bricks choose the lowest level of water absorption; the recommended type is paving brick, which does not allow the effects of efflorescence to show up on the surface.
If the presence of salts need to be removed from the already finished buildings you should use special washes, which you can by on the market. Among domestic manufacturers you should pay attention to "Facade" washing company, foreign equivalent of washing series "TIPROM." These cleaners remove salt and lime deposits and other atmospheric pollution, do not alter the appearance of the material and violate its structure.
During March 27-30 year 2012 in Kiev took place the 3rd international forum of the newest building materials and technologies - INTERBUDEXPO. It is the largest exhibition area in Ukraine, which brought together all areas of construction.
At exhibition stand of "Euroton", visitors had the opportunity to directly learn about the latest products, their use, and get satisfactory answers to their questions from employees.
Excellent organization and advertising blitz to gather a good audience. Exhibition allowed to find potential customers and expand the dealer network. The clinker was particularly popular during exhibition.
In 2012 forum INTERBUDEXPO demonstrated positive changes in the construction market, which, in turn, affected the outcome of the exhibition.
Brick with 250x65x65 mm size is used like a standard brick - for facing buildings. It is cheaper than standard bricks, and its weight (lighter than standard bricks almost a kilogram) reduces the load on the foundation, which is particularly important when facing home, that was built early.
Both the front, ceramic brick and clinker used for exterior cladding of buildings.
Clinker surpass the face brick by physical and mechanical properties
Among its distinguishing features:
low moisture absorption (the clinker moisture absorption - up to 6%, the front brick moisture absorption - from 8% to 12%);
high strength (brand clinker strength - up to 500 MPa, the front brick strength - to 200);
the highest rate of frost resistance - more than 500 cycles of freezing (in the brick - from 50 to 100 cycles);
high wear resistance, clinker requires no care;
clinker`s lifetime is practically unlimited.