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Architectural Thin Brick

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METROBRICK® Fast Ship Program  

On construction projects, tight deadlines are always an issue. Long lead times often won't work, and anxiously waiting for material is never good. Of course, some delays can't be helped but waiting for thin brick doesn't have to be one. For smaller orders – usually under 10,000 sq. ft. – we created the Fast Ship Program so these color and blend options ship fast to keep you on schedule.

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METROBRICK® Thin Brick Options  

TBX GRADE THIN BRICK

METROBRICK® Architectural Thin Brick is a true kiln fired thin brick made to stringent guidelines for use in all types of brick veneer applications and construction types. METROBRICK thin brick is available in a wide variety of sizes, colors, textures and blends. Custom blending is available.METROBRICK® Thin Brick has the colors, sizes and textures to enhance any building. Choose just the right combination of color and texture or custom blend colors for even more options. Fast Ship colors and blends are also available for quick turnaround.

METROBRICK Thin Brick offers both single tone and range color options. METROBRICK's single tone colors are a pleasing mix of natural earth tones. The single tone thin bricks have slight color variation. METROBRICK's range color thin bricks replicate the shade variation found in traditional brick making. There are a variety of hues and tones from brick to brick in the range colors.

 

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Thin Brick Colors  

Single tone thin bricks are the right choice when a uniform look is desired or to add a monotone color to a blend. METROBRICK offers a variety of natural, earth-toned colors.

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METROBRICK offers a variety of range color thin bricks for a traditional “flash" appearance. A color range is created in the bricks from the chemical and mineral components in each brick, as well as the temperature and atmosphere inside the kiln.

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Create your own custom thin brick color blend. Choose colors, textures and mortar color. 

METROBRICK Blend Generator

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Thin Brick Sizes and Estimating  

METROBRICK® is designed with a dovetailed back and strict size tolerances for superior installation and bond performance. METROBRICK offers a variety of standard thin brick sizes to choose from. Custom thin brick sizes are also an option to meet any unique design needs.

All Sizes are 5/8″ Thick

METROBRICK standard sizes include Modular, King, Norman and Utility. We also offer custom sizing to meet your design needs – contact us for availability, pricing and capabilities for your specific project. Call Customer Service – 1.888.325.3945.

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Thin Brick Texture Options  

The smooth texture has a consistent and uniform face with a slightly rough finish from the extrusion die. Use smooth texture for a standard or modern brick appearance.

Request Texture Board - Want to see a specific texture? Complete the form and we will send you a 13x13 sample board with your desired texture.

 

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The wire cut texture has vertical pulls and tears in the face of the brick. The ridges and crevices create the appearance of traditional wire cut facing brick.

Request Texture Board - Want to see a specific texture? Complete the form and we will send you a 13x13 sample board with your desired texture.

 

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The vintage texture features distressed edges and a heavily distressed surface for a worn, weathered appearance. Vintage textured bricks fit form liners.

Request Texture Board - Want to see a specific texture? Complete the form and we will send you a 13x13 sample board with your desired texture.

 

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Velour is a standard brick texture with small depressions throughout the surface. The texture on Velour brick is more subtle than the wire cut texture.

Request Texture Board - Want to see a specific texture? Complete the form and we will send you a 13x13 sample board with your desired texture.

 

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Ironspot can be added to our thin brick for additional surface activity. A metallic additive is mixed into the raw materials and blooms to the surface during firing.

Request Texture Board - Want to see a specific texture? Complete the form and we will send you a 13x13 sample board with your desired texture.

 

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Wall Systems  

Thin brick wall systems enlarge the building's floor area, increase the project's R-value, contribute toward LEED points, reduce the total amount of required products, decrease the number of trade contractors and expedite the overall production schedule.

An exterior wall system's performance is critical to a building's life cycle cost and overall performance. When the project demands a brick appearance, a thin brick wall system may help balance desired performance, environmental advantages and the owner's budget.

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To make a plain concrete wall more appealing, precasters turn to natural, kiln-fired thin brick for the timeless look of brick. Unlike walls incorporating a full brick facade, precast projects with thin brick offer the advantages of faster construction times, less site disturbance and more energy savings.

In precast construction using thin brick, concrete wall components are fabricated in a quality-controlled environment, delivered and installed on site. The process includes building a form, adding a form liner and adding reinforcement to the form. Thin bricks are then added to the liner front side down and concrete is poured into the form. Once cured, the form is stood up, the liner is removed and the bricks are pressure washed to clean off any residue from the concrete.

TBX grade METROBRICK Thin Brick is designed for the strict size tolerances required to fit into the precast form liners. METROBRICK is kiln-fired with a natural and pleasing appearance. Once installed, a METROBRICK-embedded wall gives any precast project an authentic brick finish. Choose from a variety of colors and textures to accentuate the project's architecture.

PCI STANDARD - METROBRICK Thin Brick meets or exceeds all standards for thin brick set by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.

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METROBRICK® is manufactured to strict size tolerances to fit the tilt-up construction form liners requirements. METROBRICK also offers a variety of color and texture options, including a distressed vintage texture.

METROBRICK® Thin Brick is used by tilt-up contractors to create an authentic kiln-fired finish on their tilt-up projects.

Architects know tilt-up offers many advantages, including cost savings and expedited construction. When designers include METROBRICK® as part of the tilt-up wall system, they add the appeal of brick to their project.

METROBRICK is a TBX Grade Architectural Thin Brick to ensure a snug fit in form liners. METROBRICK is also available with a waxed surface. Adding wax to METROBRICK thin brick aids in protecting the thin brick during the tilt-up installation process. For proper wax removal and best results, be sure to follow METROBRICK's wax removal guidelines.

All METROBRICK products meet the standards required for tilt-up construction. In addition, the bricks are tested for efflorescence, chipping, size, warpage and freeze-thaw and undergo other essential tests to ensure success.

METROBRICK is available in a variety of single-tone colors and range colors. Custom blending is also available. Use our online Blend Generator to find the perfect combination. Choose from multiple textures and sizes, all designed to meet the needs of tilt-up construction.

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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.

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.

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Thin brick wall panel systems have been used successfully for generations. Panel system manufacturers include a warranty for their products. METROBRICK® is incorporated in panel system construction throughout the country, like this multi-use building in Akron, Ohio.

There are multiple pre-engineered field applied systems used to install thin brick. Both residential building construction and large commercial mixed-use spaces leverage the advantages of METROBRICK® Thin Brick for these projects.

Field applied wall systems allow an experienced construction crew to install and grout a thick brick wall installation quickly and efficiently. These systems work by mechanically attaching a panel to the wall and attaching the thin brick with a strong adhesive. The mechanically-fastened panels typically have channels to wick away water from the building and ledges to hang or set the bricks on.

TBX Grade METROBRICK® Thin Brick is designed to be consistent in size and thickness to help ease installation. Once set up and installed, the field applied wall system gives the project the desired aesthetic brick appearance. Since this is an authentic kiln-fired brick, the appearance is natural and pleasing. Choose from a variety of colors and textures to accentuate the project's architecture.

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METROBRICK® Wall Systems Galleries  

Check out the versatility of METROBRICK Thin Brick. They are designed to perform in wall systems ranging from precast, tilt-up and field applied construction settings. No matter what building type or application, METROBRICK Thin Brick is the right choice.

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METROBRICK® & The Environment  

There are many green advantages to building with a wall system that includes thin brick as compared to a full brick cavity wall. Do you really need a full brick to get the aesthetic you want?

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METROBRICK® IS 20% THE SIZE OF FULL BRICK

When a brick finish is desired, there are many environmental advantages in constructing an exterior wall that includes METROBRICK Thin Brick. At 5/8″ thick, METROBRICK is 20% the size of a full brick. That means significant energy savings when manufactured and shipped. There are also substantial savings in raw materials when mined.

METROBRICK Thin Brick is manufactured thin – waste in manufacturing is significantly reduced. Unfired and fired scrap is re-processed back into the manufacturing process. All METROBRICK colors contain a minimum of 23% pre-consumer recycled content.

At the construction site, using METROBRICK Thin Brick means less site disturbance when compared to using full brick. A wall system using METROBRICK can also enlarge the building's floor area and decrease the number of trade contractors. There is also less waste left behind when installing thin brick. A METROBRICK® wall reduces the number of products used and expedites the overall project schedule.

When combined with panel insulation, a METROBRICK wall will increase a project's R-value – one of many ways METROBRICK Thin Brick can improve a building's green footprint and help a building attain LEED Certification. All METROBRICK Thin Brick products are third-party certified for multi-attribute sustainability. METROBRICK products also have documentation for a Health Product Declaration and an industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration. METROBRICK has created a Sustainability Product Report that provides all environmental information as a PDF.

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Thin brick weighs less than traditional brick and is designed to be thin, which saves energy and natural resources. Specifying METROBRICK® will help earn credits in green building certifications for LEED v4.1.

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Architects  

METROBRICK Architectural Thin Brick is a true kiln-fired thin brick made to stringent guidelines for use in all types of brick veneer applications and construction types.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT THIN BRICK FOR COMMERCIAL PROJECTS

All thin bricks are not the same. Thin brick products can vary significantly in many ways, including the manufacturing process, testing, usage requirements, installation and materials. The following are some features to look for when choosing a thin brick for your next commercial project. METROBRICK meets these requirements.

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Blend Generator  

Create your own custom thin brick color blend. Choose colors, textures and mortar color. Save as a pdf and have a Sample Board sent to you! Nothing to download – just click and blend.

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