The scratch surface design of Hikkaki is available in a white glaze. It is suitable for fireplaces, walls in bathrooms or laundries and the individual pieces allow for preferred pattern arrangements.
Hikkaki is manufactured in a small factory located in Shigaraki. This beautiful valley is located in the Kōka District in Japan and famous for producing pottery where old kiln remains have been discovered that are believed to date back to 1278.
This particular factory started operating in 1874 producing traditional ceramic ware and ceramic pans to spin silk worm cocoons into thread before moving into ceramic tiles. Throughout their history they have won awards and produced a variety of custom tiles which has lead to the development of over 30,000 different glazes.
Architectural ceramics provide a beautiful, maintenance free alternative to paint and render and a sculptural surface with textural character that cannot be achieved using normal composite cladding panels. INAX exterior ceramics create a seamless aesthetic, effectively covering joins in concrete slabs and wrapping crisply around right angles using precisely-crafted mitred corner pieces. Many of the INAX designs can also be used on curved walls.
Exterior Japanese ceramics are renowned not only for their ease of maintenance but also for their ability to extend building longevity, this is evidenced in the large number of timber framed buildings in Japan that have engineered architectural wall cladding, effectively protecting them from moisture deterioration over time. The majority of the architectural ceramics by INAX have been designed and carefully engineered to be installed without grout, ensuring that the building structure is protected from the elements. The elasticity inherent in the ceramic adhesive replaces the job that the grout would traditionally undertake.
The advantage of this is that it avoids the development of potential unsightly grout cracks due to undue building movement. These carefully engineered architectural ceramics effectively protect the structure from rain and other environmental elements while maintaining their original colour, form and unique textural beauty. INAX complies with Environmental Management Systems ISO14001 and INAX ceramics contain a minimum 40% recycled material content.
|Product Code||Size/piece||Thickness||Qty/m 2||m 2 /Carton|
|Hikkaki White FT-11S/227*60*15/OM4862-4+KY or Ibushi FT-11S/227*60*15/OM4862-36 (based on 4mm joint)||227× 60mm||15mm||67.7 pieces||0.76 sqm|
- Due to the seismic activity of the country of origin, this material is designed to be installed without grout. If you intend to use grout please ensure you test a sample prior to ordering.