ATLANTA, GA -- Nichiha USA, a leading manufacturer of residential fiber cement siding and Architectural Wall Panels, introduces TuffBlock, a unique textured panel that provides facade-differentiating accents for high-end commercial buildings and popular national chains.
TuffBlock's rough texture finish takes it up a notch in modern facades making it an ideal solution for retail and restaurant brands that need to meet brand standards on exterior walls with low maintenance. The panels' texture allows architects to incorporate dimensional accents on larger buildings.
"Nichiha's development team is in constant contact with the architecture community to keep a few steps ahead of upcoming trends and product needs, and it was from that research that TuffBlock emerged," says Michael Cobb, vice president of sales and marketing. "Architects want the opportunity to add subtle dimension to their designs and break up the smooth wall facade. TuffBlock does this--in the same material and easy installation format as the rest of the wall."
TuffBlock is available in four colors: steel, pewter, walnut, and bamboo. The 5/8-inch-thick panels carry a 50-year manufacturer warranty and a 15-year finish warranty. Like all of Nichiha's Architectural Wall Panels, TuffBlock works with Ultimate Clip, an easy-to-install system that also creates a 10mm drained and back-ventilated rainscreen to allow moisture to drain away and the envelope to dry out.
For more information on TuffBlock, visit www.nichiha.com/products/detail-dev/tuffblock.
About Nichiha USA
Nichiha USA Inc., a subsidiary of Nichiha Corporation, was established 1998 and is headquartered in Johns Creek, Ga. Nichiha Corporation, an international leader in fiber cement technology for more than 35 years, has 13 plants worldwide and markets distinct patterns of fiber cement siding products in the U.S. In 2007, Nichiha opened its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Macon, Ga., responding to an increase in demand for fiber cement products in the Southeast market.