FINA’s lightweight natural stone and porcelain panels are available in a wide range of colors and styles to fit your design. FINA stone panels save costs by significantly reducing the structural backup requirements compared to setting traditional thick, heavy slabs. Additional cost savings include reduced equipment needs, quicker installation times, and lower labor costs. FINA porcelain panels permit the mechanical fasting of large format porcelain to the exterior and interior walls. FINA’s composite backer panel increases the flexural strength and provides 60% grater resistance to impact. A perfect solution for a durable and transformative design.
EXTERIOR WALL PANEL APPLICATIONS INCLUDE:
THE EVOLUTION OF TRADITIONALLY SET STONE SLABS FOR WALLS
When looking at a building with a granite, limestone, or travertine exterior, it’s difficult to determine the thickness of the natural stone slabs as the slabs could be between 1 and 5 inches thick. A key feature of FINA stone panels is that they provide the look of thick, heavy stone without the weight. The reduction in weight can provide significant cost savings to structural backup requirements, installation labor, and equipment needed to construct the building’s exterior.
VENTILATED RAINSCREEN WALL CLADDING
Rainscreen applications have been used throughout the world for centuries. When FINA panels are used for cladding, the structural wall is sealed and watertight while the panel joints are open allowing moisture and air to ventilate, similar to the effects of a chimney.
Sealed applications are a common construction method in which a structural wall is wrapped with a vapor barrier. Installation of the backup framing, sheathing, and cladding panels are installed and, upon completion, the joints receive a backer rod and caulk. In sealed applications, FINA’s wall cladding panels become the building’s weather barrier. Our panels are impervious to water and air penetration due to the continuous bond between the finish material and construction of the structural backer panel.