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Thin Brick

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Add the classic beauty of genuine brick to your home without adding the weight, mass and cost of concrete footings. Thin brick can be applied to virtually any existing interior or exterior wall.

Thin brick is perfect for those looking to upgrade an existing space with beauty, simplicity and value. Thin brick is the perfect selection to enhance the interior or exterior of your home with applications such as brick siding, a brick fireplace or a kitchen backsplash.

Intended for long-term replacement of other siding materials and easy to install, it’s clear to see why thin brick has become a popular choice for homeowners.

Available in 3/4" or 5/8" thick real brick units, thin brick are designed to replace tile, vinyl siding, wood or aluminum siding. We also offer pre-blended packaging to match face brick and thin brick together on the same project for various methods of installations or applications.

Belden Brick offers quality products for your projects and has been a trusted source for brick distributing with a solid reputation built on years of satisfaction. For styles, sizes, and flat back vs. dovetail availability, look for "Available in Thin Brick!" in our Brick Color Catalog. Scroll down for Specifications, Details and Photos. Contact Us to learn more about thin bricks and about how Belden Brick can help you with your next project.

Thin Brick Specifications

ASTM C1088

Standard Specification for Thin Veneer Brick Units Made From Clay or Shale. - “In this specification, the term thin veneer brick shall be understood to mean clay masonry unit with a maximum thickness of 1-3/4”.”

Grade Exterior

  • Maximum water absorption by 5 hour boiling
    • Average of 5 units – 17.0%
    • Individual – 20.0%
  • Maximum Saturation Coefficient
    • Average of 5 units – 0.78
    • Individual – 0.80
- OR -
  • Maximum water absorption by 24 hour submersion
    • Average of 5 units - < 8%
    • Individual - < 8%

Belden Brick manufactures thin brick to meet Grade Exterior.

  • Type TBX (Select) – Thin veneer brick for use in general masonry where a  higher degree of precision and lower permissible variation in size than permitted for Type TBS is required.
  • Type TBS (Standard) – Thin veneer brick for general use in masonry.
  • Type TBA (Architectural) – Thin veneer brick for general use in masonry selected to produce characteristic architectural effects resulting from nonuniformity in size and texture of the individual units.

Thin Brick Products
  • Extruded Brick Units
    • Manufactured to Meet Type TBX or TBS. Available in 5/8” Flat Back units and 3/4” only for Dovetail units. Dovetail units have 5/8” shell thickness plus 1/8” dovetail totaling 3/4” overall thickness.
    • Capabilities to manufacture units up to 4” in height & 12” in length. Includes 12 different sizes ranging from Modular(2-1/4” x 7-5/8”) to Utility (3-5/8" x 11-5/8").
    • Specify Units with Smooth & Velour Textures for Best Economics. Some heavily textured products such as matt, vertical, bark & dart-tex textures available on a per job basis.
    • Precast Requirements:
      • Waxing of Unit Faces Available for Stretchers & Corners
      • Grinding of Units Also Available for Length & Height.
      • PCI Dimensional Tolerances

  • Molded Brick Units
    • Manufactured to Meet Type TBA and available in 3/4” Flat Back Units only.
    • Plant 3 – Antique Colonials
      • Modular 2-1/4” x 7-5/8”
      • Jumbo Standard 2-5/8” x 8”
    • Plant 3 – Belcrest
      • Modular 2-1/4” x 7-5/8”
    • Thickness: 3/4"

    Thin Brick Technical Notes
    Thin Brick Veneer - Introduction

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