29 Mar '13, 10pm

Interesting. Never realized that porcelain was such a #green material. via @bglive

Interesting. Never realized that porcelain was such a #green material. via @bglive

Crossville's Laminam Oxide panels are used on the ceiling and walls of the Macy's in Herald Square, New York City. By Brent Ehrlich Porcelain has been manufactured in one form or another for more than 2,000 years and has been used for everything from urinals to Ming Dynasty vases. In buildings, porcelain is usually found in small tiles and bathroom fixtures, but porcelain panels (sometimes called large-format porcelain panels, or LFPP) are now finding their way into mainstream architecture. More common in Europe but now offered by Daltile, Crossville, and StonePeak in North America, these extremely thin panels can be used for exterior cladding, walls, countertops, and other solid surfaces and offer intriguing environmental performance when compared with other surface and cladding materials. Porcelain is often confused with conventional ceramic tiles, which are made with a ...

Full article: http://www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/2013/3/1/La...

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