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Thin Brick Field Applied Mortar Set Method

Install METROBRICK® Thin Brick using the same methods used for installing ceramic tile. Enjoy the beauty of brick and upgrade any area – indoors and out.

Thin Brick And Field Applied Mortar Set Method

Field applying thin brick is a popular installation method. With no additional foundation required for thin brick, you can quickly install a brick finish anywhere around a home or business.

The field applied mortar/thin-set method is the same method used to install ceramic tile and stone veneer. Variations to the mortar set method depend on the type of substrate used and the climate where the thin brick will be installed – among other considerations.

It is important to consult the Tile Council of North America’s Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation, ANSI standards, local building codes and the mortar manufacturer’s usage recommendations.

TBX Grade METROBRICK® Thin Brick is consistent in size and thickness. A METROBRICK Thin Brick installation creates a classic brick appearance for an accent wall or an entire building. Since METROBRICK is an authentic kiln-fired brick, it feels and looks like traditional brick. Choose from a variety of colors and textures to meet your design needs.

Field Applied Mortar Set Construction Process

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Field Applied Installation Videos

Are you considering a METROBRICK® Thin Brick installation using the Field Applied Method? Visit the video page for a step-by-step guide on how to install thin brick.

Field Applied Resources

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Download this twelve-page installation guide with step-by-step instructions on how to install thin brick using mortar setting methods.

Technical Notes 28c - Thin Brick Veneer


Download this twelve-page document provided by The Brick Industry Association presenting design and construction information on the use of thin brick in adhered veneer systems.

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Sample Specifications

Download a sample specification as a guide when specifying METROBRICK® Thin Brick.

Request Additional Information

Looking for even more METROBRICK® resources? Request an Architectural Binder or contact a METROBRICK® account specialist with a specific request.

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