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Advantages of clay

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THE 6 MAJOR ASSETS OF CLAY AND THE ARGILUS PRODUCTS

1- A NATURAL COMFORT FEELING

Inside your house numerous variables can affect the inhabitant comfort feeling.

The main ones are:
– Temperature
– Humidity
– Air quality
– Air circulation

The choice of materials and construction techniques have direct consequences on the variables and on the comfort feeling in your home.
When you choose clay, you choose a material known for thousand years for its assets but also for the natural perfomrances of an outstanding material

2- AN OUTSTANDING THERMAL REGULATOR

Using CLay in your house will contribute to regulate the temperature of your home. ARGILUS plasters are indeed capable of storing the environment heat and spread it back
throughout the day. Clay will “break” the temperatures peak differences between early morning and late night for instance. It is a natural heator. Some houses have very low themal inertia due to the lack of “mass” in their construction, such as timber framed houses. Bringing mass in these houses, via clay partition walls, or applying clays plasters on ceilings, we help giving a better thermal inertia.

3- UNRIVALED HUMIDITY REGULATION

Clay acts naturally as a humidity regulator. It will absorb humidity when there is too much and restore it when the ambient air is to dry. We can easily note that in bathromm with clay plastered wall will prevent from the fogging on mirrors. Thanks to its habilty of regulating humidity, clay helps efficiently in preventing from rotting issues.

4- AN EASY APPLICATION METHOD

Clay brings to the ARGILUS plasters a suprising ease in application for both selfbuilders and profesionals. Its big asset is that it can be reworked “at will” as long as the finish doesn’t suit you. This major asset prevent from any amjor issues that can occur with other types of materials on site.

5- A HEALTHY AND 100% NATURAL PRODUCT

Clay has a low carbon footprint and doesn’t spread any COV in your home. Home pollution is one of the major concenr for the XXIth century and clay brings solution to that matter. Clay used in ARGILUS plasters is 100% natural and is not affected by any chemical or industrial treatment.

6- AN ECONOMICAL SOLUTION

The average cost of ARGILUS plaster is 10€ per sqm according to chose product of the range, the colour, and the backing. A professional plasterers cost varies between 25 and 35€ per sqm. This can be done by a selfbuilder if he follows the recommendations given in the technical sheets.