Durable, versatile and timeless, our Glazed Thin Brick can work its magic in a variety of styles and spaces. Whether your project is a rustic kitchen or a contemporary bathroom, our Brick will be right at home in a residence, but can go to work commercially too. Available in 24 lead-free glazes, you can have your pick between soft neutrals or more saturated hues.
Below are three things we think you should know about our Brick:
What it's made of:
Made of 99% reclaimed earth, we get our Brick from McNear Brick and Block in San Rafael, CA, who have been supplying brick to the area since 1868. Our Brick comes in a standard size of 2.5 x 8, but is simply thinner than your standard brick, as you can see below:
Brick Shown: Brick fresh from glazing; you can see here that our brick is the same rusty red color as typical brick.
Where it can be installed:
Brick can be installed nearly anywhere. From your kitchen, to your bathroom to your fireplace, it will fit right in. It is also very well suited for commercial spaces and has been used many a time in restaurants, retail spaces and grocery stores. The only limitation you have is that because it is made of more porous materials, our Brick cannot be installed in steam showers or pools. We also do not recommend it for commercial flooring, but is fine for residential spaces.
Our Glazed Thin Brick in Cotton looks picture perfect on this sleek fireplace design:
Use our Glazed Thin Brick as you would field tile. Its classic size and textured finish make it ideal choice for an array of design styles:
Brick Shown: Ceres
While we cannot recommend our Brick for steam showers or shower floors, it can absolutely be used for bathroom wall application (and on the floor outside the shower pan):
Brick can also be installed on residential floors:
Our Brick can also go to work on exterior facades, as you can see from the San Francisco apartment building below:
3. Ordering Brick
Your installer MUST install these bricks at 3/8" grout space or you will run short (there are 5.9 pcs of brick per SqFt including a 3/8" grout space). If you install at 3/8" please include at least 15% overage. If you want to install tighter, you'll need to add more overage--1/8" (no smaller!) = at least 30% overage and 3/16" = at least 20% overage.
Keep in mind that if you install tighter, the size variation of the bricks will become more noticeable.
Brick Shown: Snow
How it can be installed:
Don't forget: just because you have chosen Brick, you are not limited to the classic, horizontal offset pattern (even though it does look great)!
We love designer Jon De La Cruz's fresh take on offset:
A herringbone pattern is perfect for flooring:
A straight set pattern adds a touch of modern to a space (either horizontally or vertically):
Also keep in mind that we have Brick corner pieces if you need to turn a corner in your project and we also can glaze the edges as well.
Brick Shown: A corner piece.
Brick Shown: Glazed Long Edge Brick in Snow
Interested in using brick for your project? Order color samples online now. Need some help? Simply call, chat, or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.