Jura limestone has been used for cladding applications for some time now, but only in recent years it has seen a considerable increase in its demand. It accounts today for a considerable part of the Jura limestone production in Germany and there is a growing number of high profile cladding projects that have used Jura limestone on its more prominent façades. The Opera of Copenhagen or the Liverpool Museum are only few references of how the Jura limestone is a unique but reliable source of supply for larger cladding projects.
Today, most manufacturers in Germany have a considerable share of their production taken care by different cladding projects, with many parts of the world as final destination.
The type of Jura limestone that is mostly used for exterior cladding projects is the Jura Beige Dark. This is the one that presents a more regular look, but most importantly that presents more hardness and less porosity. This added technical characteristics seems to be an important criteria for project engineers. Other types of Jura commonly used on cladding are the Jura Beige Light and the Jura Grey.
The traditional markets for the supply of Jura limestone for cladding are UK and the United States. These are mature markets where the use of Jura limestone tiles has paved the path for more elaborated supplies such as cut-to-size cladding projects. In addition to these, there is a massive growth from countries with colder climates such as Russia or most Scandinavian countries
Finally, we should not forget the always present Middle East market, with large projects requiring limestones that often include the Jura limestone.
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