Mosaic is an architectural cladding style made from many pieces and arranged in precise geometric patterns. It’s a style commonly used for retail and office buildings and considered too expensive for residential detached home construction. Thankfully, Mosaic cladding uses a more cost-effective system.
The beautifully smooth 8 mm thick square edge Cemintel® Mosaic panels come in sizes which are 10 mm short of conventional panel sizes. This allows for an expressed joint with a 10 mm gap surrounding or framing each panel.
The architectural style is undoubtably modern. Designers pare back designs to the basic elements of roof line, window style and geometric cladding panel arrangement.
Mosaic is more than a cladding panel. It requires a cavity cladding system which includes vertical cavity battens and horizontal backing strips.
Mosaic Cladding Information
Mosaic Panel Size Range:
- 590 x 2390 x 8 mm long rectangular panels. The size has a 4:1 length to width ratio which suits the vertical stack bond pattern.
- 890 x 1790 x 8 mm rectangular panels. This size has a 2:1 length to width ratio that suits vertical or horizontal stretcher bond (brick-like) patterns.
- 1190 x 1190 x 8 mm for square panels. These suit square or diagonal stack bond patterns. Or combine them with 1190 x 2290 x 8 panels to create asymmetrical designs.
- 1190 x 2990 x 8 mm rectangular panels. These are the largest panels which suit large expanses of wall. They have 2.5:1 ratio.
The precise layout of Mosaic panels gives projects a feel of quality construction and design consideration. The Mosaic panel size range encourages designers to use geometric shapes playfully in arrangements such as:
- Stack Bond Patterns. This is a grid pattern which uses square panels, or rectangular panels arranged in vertical or horizontal directions.
- Stretcher Bond Patterns. An alternating brick wall-like pattern which can be arranged vertically, horizontally or diagonally.
- Custom Patterns. Combine different panel sizes. Or cut panels down to create unique alternating and asymmetrical designs.
Mosaic cladding suits new modern designer homes or contemporary contrasting additions to heritage homes. Wrapping an entire house in Mosaic cladding can be complicated and visually overwhelming. It’s best used as a feature wall, feature element or facade treatment.
Mosaic Cladding Installation
Mosaic cladding is not pre-finished, it’s site painted. Designers can take advantage of the vast array of available exterior paint colours. Metallic paint can make it look like high-end express joint metal cladding.
The geometric express joint cladding systems used on commercial buildings, such as Surround Cladding, use a metal top hat fixing system. To make Mosaic cost-effective for detached houses, the express joint cladding system uses fibre cement battens instead of metal top hats.
The fibre cement cavity battens are used for the vertical express joints. ExpressWall® Backing Strips are used for the horizontal express joints.
Being fibre cement, Mosaic cladding is deemed suitable for use in applications where non-combustible materials are specified. As per the National Construction Code Volume One clause C2D1 Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions (6) (d).
Suitable for Bushfire Attack Level up to BAL-29 when constructed in accordance with Australian Standard AS3959.
Mosaic Cladding Product Specifications
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