How to Install Brickwebb Sheets
June 5, 2019
Old Mill Brick Brickwebb flat sheets make installing thin brick simple and fast. All you will need is your boxes of Brickwebb, your adhesive or mastick, ⅜” x ¼” notch trowel, tile cutter, level, measuring tape, and a pencil.
If your project includes corners, install your Brickwebb corner sheets first. Click here to see our detailed video tutorial on corner installation.
Use your measuring tape and pencil to section out your area into 21” sections. Twenty one inches is the height of two rows of Brickwebb sheets. You can use your four foot level to draw a straight line across the wall. This will help you apply adhesive in manageable amounts while you install.
Start from the top of your wall or the far side of your floor. Use a notched trowel to apply the adhesive. Smear on the adhesive generously with the flat side first and then use the notched side to scrape off excess. Use your pencil line that you just made to apply enough adhesive for two rows of Brickwebb sheets.
Apply your first Brickwebb sheet in a top corner and then move horizontally. Press firmly on the bricks so that the adhesive comes through the webbing and adheres. Apply your next sheet overlapping the first sheet, leaving 3/8’’ between the bricks for grout. Check that your section is level and make adjustments as needed while the adhesive is still wet. The mesh helps keeps the bricks in place while the adhesive dries. However, if your sheets are sliding, you can put a screw through the mesh to hold it in place. Remove the screws when the adhesive is dry and you are ready to grout.
Apply your next section of adhesive and repeat the process as needed. For the edges, you can remove bricks from a sheet or use a box of individual thin bricks and cut them to size with a hand-held tile cutter. Remember to leave space for the grout and measure twice and cut once.
When you get to the bottom of your wall or edge of your floor, you may need to cut the brick sheets lengthwise. You can cut the webbed backing with a box cutter or other sharp knife to remove rows of brick. Use a hand-held tile cutter to cut your final row of brick to size if needed.
Allow your Brickwebb at least 24 hours to dry before grouting. Next up, see our detailed tutorial grouting with a grout bag and brick jointer.
For more videos on installing Old Mill Brick products, please visit oldmillbrick.com/install.