Piterak XS *Discontinued


Piterak XS Terracotta Cladding Panel from Terreal

Piterak® XS is an economical 18mm thick, double-skin terracotta rainscreen cladding system with overlapping horizontal reveals. The product is a thin, lightweight, and strong medium module terracotta panel available in a variety of standard sizes and a multitude of made-to-order sizes with a maximum height of 1’-4” and maximum length of 5’-0”. Panels are furnished in lengths required for your project or they may be cut by the installation contractor for specific field conditions.

Piterak® XS maintains excellent structural load performance that is comparable to thicker terracotta panels while providing a slender, double-skin profile. Through exceptional engineering and manufacturing, the Piterak® XS system maintains a high wind and impact resistance rating.

The terracotta cladding panels are supported by our engineered rainscreen support framing system and stainless-steel installation clips. Piterak® XS is a terracotta cladding system that provides structural versatility and superior aesthetics in an economically superior rainscreen solution.

Piterak XS Terracotta Cladding Panel from Terreal
  • Sizes up to 16″ tall x 60″ long
  • Customization with respect to color, texture, and profile available depending on order size and current plant production volumes
  • Very strong and excellent impact resistance even at a thickness of just .71″
  • Competitively priced for quantities over 5,000 SF due to its optimized manufacturing process and modern production equipment
  • Framing systems available for all types of wall construction including framed walls, hard walls, walls with and without exterior insulation, walls with continuous insulation needs, etc.
  • Attachment clips are friction fit stainless steel designed to prevent the need for gaskets and joint spacers
  • Complete framing system and design can be supplied by Terreal North America
  • System wind load testing, impact testing, and ASTM performance testing all available

Standard Physical Characteristics

*Exact US Imperial modules for ease of construction layout and installation. Metric dimension terracotta panels are available.
Center to Center Modules (IN)
Center to Center Modules (MM)
Panel Size (IN)
Panel Size (MM)
Terracotta Panel Weight (LBS)
Terracotta Panel Weight (KG)
8" x 60" 203mm x 1524mm 8.39" x 59.5" x .71" 213mm x 1511mm x 18mm 6.5 lbs/sq ft 31.7 kgs/m2
12" x 60" 305mm x 1524mm 12.39" x 59.5" x .71" 315mm x 1511mm x 18mm 6.5 lbs/sq ft 31.7 kgs/m2
16" x 60" 406mm x 1524mm 16.39" x 59.5" x .71" 416mm x 1511mm x 18mm 6.5 lbs/sq ft 31.7 kgs/m2


Piterak® XS is a complete rainscreen system consisting of terracotta cladding panels, metal support rails and stainless-steel installation clips. Below are photos and videos of typical Piterak® XS installations.

Piterak XS Installation Video


Below is a typical installation diagram. Corresponding details can be downloaded via the detail references shown. Revit BIM content is available upon request.

Framed Wall Details
Solid Wall Details
1. Piterak XS Prototype Details - Sheet - PXS-201 - BASE OF RAINSCREEN SECTION dwg .
2. Piterak XS Prototype Details - Sheet - PXS-200 - HORIZONTAL REVEAL SECTION DETAIL dwg .
3. Piterak XS Prototype Details - Sheet - PXS-202 - WINDOW SILL SECTION dwg .
4. Piterak XS Prototype Details - Sheet - PXS-203 - WINDOW HEAD SECTION dwg .
5. Piterak XS Prototype Details - Sheet - PXS-206 - PARAPET - TERRACOTTA COPING SECTION dwg .
5. Piterak XS Prototype Details - Sheet - PXS-205 - PARAPET COPING SECTION dwg .
A. Piterak XS Prototype Details - Sheet - PXS-101 - VERTICAL REVEAL PLAN DETAIL dwg .
B. Piterak XS Prototype Details - Sheet - PXS-102a - EXTERNAL CORNER - MITERED PANEL dwg .
B. Piterak XS Prototype Details - Sheet - PXS-102b - EXTERNAL CORNER - MTL CORNER TRIM dwg .
B. Piterak XS Prototype Details - Sheet - PXS-102c - EXTERNAL CORNER - MTL REVEAL TRIM dwg .
C. Piterak XS Prototype Details - Sheet - PXS-103 - INTERNAL CORNER dwg .
D. Piterak XS Prototype Details - Sheet - PXS-104 - TERMINATION OF RAINSCREEN DETAIL dwg .
E. Piterak XS Prototype Details - Sheet - PXS-110 - WINDOW JAMB DETAIL dwg .
. zip file for all Piterak xs details dwg .

Colors & Finishes

Piterak® XS terracotta panels are available in a variety of through-body colors, as well as glazed finishes. Terreal North America can develop custom colors with through-body terracotta or matte, semi-gloss, gloss, or metallic glaze applications.

Standard Through-Body Colors

01 Red
02 Red-Orange
03 Champagne
04 Salmon
06 Sand
07 Sienna
09 Coffee
11 Sahara Beige
12 Light Grey
13 Storm Grey
15 Slate Grey
16 Ebony
30 Arctic White (Engobe)

Standard Glaze Colors

Calamine Pink
Cobalt Blue
Glossy Black
Glossy Light Grey
Glossy White
Marine Black
Mars Red
Matte Black
Matte Light Grey
Matte White
Petrol Blue
Shadow Earth
Egyptian Violet

Piterak® XS terracotta panels are available in a variety of surface textures to provide diversity within the façade composition when desired.

Standard Finishes



Piterak XS has been tested and received certifications for the following:

  • French CSTB Technical Approval
  • Breaking Load Test
  • Freeze-Thaw Test
  • Efflorescence Test
  • Water Absorption Test
  • Seismic Performance – Approved for French categories zone IV, buildings 4 with insulation 240mm max

Contact us for certification documentation

Learn More about Piterak XS

Terreal North America technical experts can help you design an innovative Piterak XS facade system for your building.

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Last Updated: 6/5/2023
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Terreal North America strategic market realignment announcement

Terreal North America, in conjunction with its parent company Ludowici, is implementing a strategic market realignment effective in and throughout 2023.  This market refocus will result in Ludowici providing manufacturer direct sales, marketing, and supply support for the complete line of NeXclad small module terra cotta wall cladding systems.  While NeXclad terra cotta cladding systems will continue to be available from Ludowici, Terreal North America will no longer offer large module terra cotta cladding and sunscreen products that are manufactured overseas.  Please visit Ludowici.com to learn more about our made in the USA NeXclad terra cotta cladding systems.

This market refocus aligns with Ludowici’s mission to manufacture sustainable, environmentally friendly, locally sourced, and locally made terra cotta construction materials.  This market approach also brings all terra cotta construction materials produced in our New Lexington, Ohio facility under a single corporate umbrella — Ludowici. 

Customers and building owners with questions regarding this announcement, please contact Ludowici for assistance at ludowici.com/contact.

Rob A. Wehr
Chief Executive Officer