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Brickwebb is an award winning - patented thin brick product made from the highest quality real kiln-fired clay brick sliced into ½ faces. Several thin bricks are pre-mounted on a durable, fire resistant, fiberglass mesh with the brick already laid out and aligned for quick and easy installation. Brickweb is the easiest and fastest method available to install thin brick for interiors or exteriors.

Brickwebb is available in pre-assembled flat sheets and corner sheets, with 12 color blends to choose from, 8 of which are "tumbled brick", having a classic old world, aged, or weathered look and feel, and 4 of which "straight edge", made from the same brick but not tumbled. The straight edge provides a more uniform (flat and straight) appearance with less color and texture variation.

The Brickwebb system also includes single thin bricks and the tools and materials necessary to complete your project.

The colors you see online are representations of photographs of product samples, meaning you are seeing a representation of a representation. Each representation uses a slightly different color palette so you rarely get a true representation of color online. Even the actual color will vary based on brick batches and color blends of brick. Lastly dust and residue on brick and mortar or grout color will significantly impact the perceived color of the brick. We recommend purchasing a sample to see the color and feel the texture of your thin brick before making a large purchase.

Brickwebb is quick and easy to install. It is similar to installing tile.There are 4 simple steps to follow:

Step 1

First, apply Brickwebb Thin Set (indoor and outdoor) or Brickwebb Mastic (indoor) to surface using ⅜” x ¼” notch trowel. See our Tutorials Videos for more detail instructions.

Primero, aplique Brickwebb el Adhesivo de Capa Delgada (a fuera o a dentro) o Brickwebb Masilla (a dentro) en la superficie con una llana de ⅜” x ¼” de abertura. Miraroldmillbrick.com/tutorials para mas detalles de instrucciones.

Step 2

Next, if your space includes corners, apply Brickwebb Thin Brick Sheets - Corners now. Press firmly. Single Thin Bricks - Corners can also be used.

Después, si tu espacio incluye esquinas, aplique Brickwebb Hojas de Ladrillos Delgados de Esquinas ahora. Presione firmemente. Pueden ser usados los Ladrillos Delgados Sueltos de Esquinas también.

Step 3

Then, apply Brickwebb Thin Brick Sheets - Flats by overlapping exposed webbing. Press firmly. Single Thin Bricks - Flats can also be used.

Luego, aplique Brickwebb Hojas de Ladrillos Delgados - Planas sobre las mallas expuestas. Presione firmemente. Pueden ser usados los Ladrillos Delgados Sueltos de Planas también.

Step 4 - Option 1

Traditional Method: Finally, apply Type-S mortar mix using grout bag and finish with brick jointer. See oldmillbrick.com/installation for more detailed instructions.

Método tradicional: Finalmente, aplique el Type-S mezcla de mortero o lechada con arena usando una bolsa y termine con la herramienta de grout. Mirar oldmillbrick.com/tutorials para mas detalles de instrucciones.

Step 4 - Option 2

OR apply sanded tile grout using tile float and finish with sponge. Floor areas must be finished using this method. See Tutorial Videos for more detailed instructions.

O, aplique Type-S mezcla de mortero usando una flota para piso de cerámico y termine con una esponja. Mirar oldmillbrick.com/installation para mas detalles de instrucciones.

 

 

• For an interior application over a substrate such as drywall, sheetrock, or plaster (painted or unpainted), you can use a standard pre-mixed tile mastic. It is usually white and comes premixed in a bucket and can be purchased from your local hardware store in the tile department.
• For an interior application over a substrate such as cement, backer-board, or other cement-like surfaces, use a tile thin-set adhesive. Thin-set adhesive is typically sold in a powder form and requires water and thorough mixing using a drill and mixing drill bit. Thin-set can be purchased from your local hardware store in the tile department.
• For an exterior application over a substrate such as cement, backer-board or other like surfaces, use a tile tin-set adhesive. Thin-set adhesive is sold in a powder form and requires water and thorough mixing using a drill and mixing drill bit. Thin-set can be purchased from your local hardware store in the tile department. Always use a moisture barrier and follow your local building codes.
• Do not use tile mastic to adhere Brickweb directly to a wooden surface. A polymer modified tile thin-set adhesive can be used over an exterior grade plywood for interior applications only. The recommended brand is VersaBond Fortified Thin Set Mortar, or Mapei Polymer-Enriched Thin-Set Mortar and it can be purchased at your local hardware store in the tile department.
• Typical brick mortar such as type "S" or type "N" is not recommended to adhere Brickweb, it is too thick and will not press through the webbing adequately reaching the brick surface.

When applying adhesive such as tile thin-set or tile mastic, cover the entire substrate using a 3/8" notch trawl. Generally, 50 lbs of adhesive will cover approximately 70 sq. ft. For grout you can use either a typical sanded tile grout or a type "S" mortar mix. Plan on an 80 lb bag covering approximately 50 sq. ft.

Brickwebb Thin Brick Sheets - Flats flat sheets are a rectangular shape with dimensions of 28”W x 10.5”H. There are 12 bricks mounted per sheet covering 1.7 sq. ft. There are 5 flat sheets per box which will cover a total of 8.7 sq. ft.

*Tip - To calculate your square footage, measure the length and height, then times them by one another. (example: a wall 10 ft long and 8 ft high = 80 sq. ft.) Brickweb corner sheets are formed at a 90 degree angle with dimensions of 21”H x 15”W. There are 8 corner bricks per sheet which covers 1.76 Lineal ft. There are 3 corner sheets per box which will cover a total of 5.3 Lineal ft.

*Tip - To calculate your Lineal ft., measure the height or distance of a corner (example: measure your corner from floor to ceiling = total Lineal ft.)

Thin bricks on Brickwebb Thin Brick Sheets - Flats and Single Thin Brick - Flats are a standard or modular size. Each individual flat brick is 2-1/4"H x 7-5/8"W x 1/2"Thick.

Thin bricks on Brickwebb Thin Brick Sheets - Corners and Single Thin Bricks - Corners are 2-1/4"H x 7-5/8"W x 3-5/8"L x 1/2"Thick.

You can easily cut Brickwebb Thin Brick Sheets and Single Thin Bricks by using a standard tile saw or simple masonry bit hand grinder. A diamond bit blade is best.

The thin brick is glued onto the fiberglass mesh. You can easily remove single brick from the webbed sheeting by simply pulling them off. You may need to do this for individual brick cutting or custom brick placement. The Brickwebb fiberglass mesh can be cut using a utility knife or heavy duty scissors or tin snips.

Brickwebb Thin Brick can be used on virtually any surface including drywall, painted or unpainted walls, plaster walls, backer board, hardie backer, cement walls or floor, wood (with special polymer fortified thin-set adhesive) and more. The type of adhesive to best use will vary based on where you are placing Brickwebb. See what type of adhesive to use above.

Yes, Brickwebb can be used around a fireplace or stove including the walls and floors. The thin brick is a kiln fired clay brick which is heated at over 2,000 degrees, so it will tolerate extreme heat or cold. Brickwebb is made from non-combustible materials so it is ideal for fireplace, stove, and oven surrounds. Verify the proper space requirements with your stove or fireplace manufacturer. Consult a building professional and check your local building codes.

Places to use thin brick are virtually endless both interior and exterior. Some ideas where to use Brickwebb include: fireplace or stove surrounds, accent walls, columns, kitchen or bath back-splash, flooring (on a solid surface such as concrete, backer board, etc.), chimney, exterior siding, kitchen islands, bed headboards, wine cellars, man caves, porch or stairs, table tops, outdoor BBQ or kitchen, home exteriors, accent walls, and more. If you have an idea where you have used or want to use Brickwebb Thin Brick let us know and we can help you with the best way to apply Brickwebb.

Brickwebb is designed for both interior and exterior applications. It will withstand the outdoors elements as well as add beauty and value to the interior or exterior of your home. There are no additional structural requirements for Brickwebb and most standard walls will easily support the light weight of Brickwebb thin brick.

You can use type "S" mortar to grout your brick once installed. Many people also use a standard sanded tile grout so they can pick a particular color and get a smoother finish.

*NOTE: Do not use type "S" or type "N" mortar to adhere Brickweb to your surface. Only use these for mortar options. See question above on how to adhere Brickwebb.

Inside corners do not require corner brick. Simply cut the flat brick to size and grout the inside corner.

You can paint the Brickwebb by first using a primer such as “Kills” and then apply the paint you want. You may also use a cement stain or release agent to customize the look you want.

You can apply a sealant to Brickwebb. By applying a “flat” standard brick or cement sealant for projects such as back splashes etc., it will make the brick and grout easier to clean. Please keep in mind that it may affect the brick color (may darken) so try a small sample before applying it to your entire project. A sealant may also bring out the color variations in the brick for a more defined and diverse look and feel.

You can buy Brickwebb at your local retailer. Click here to find a location.  

The fastest and easiest way to purchase Brickwebb is by ordering online through our exclusive. Click here to shop Brickwebb.

The available color blends can be viewed on our website. You can also order brick samples, that come with four thin bricks from our Samples Page.

Strength Comparison

Brickwebb Clay Brick units are 2 ½ to 3 times stronger than concrete or cast brick:

Clay Brick – average compressive strengths typically range from 8,000 to 10,000 psi.

Concrete Brick – average compressive strengths typically range from 3,000 to 4,000 psi.

Moisture Absorption

In simple terms, Concrete or Cast Brick absorbs approximately 2-3 times more moisture in the same amount of time than does Brickwebb Clay Brick, therefore Brickwebb resists moisture better. This is a great benefit if you live in a moist climate or have freeze-thaw cycles. If you examine the walls of clay brick and concrete brick buildings after heavy rains you will note concrete brick walls can stay damp for days after a rain. More moisture penetration makes brick extra vulnerable to freeze/thaw cycles, therefore concrete brick deteriorates much faster and is more likely to crack or break than Brickweb Clay Brick.

*NOTE: Compare Initial Rate of Absorption (IRA) – products in natural state. Clay Brick absorbs approximately 15-35 grams of moisture per minute per 30 sq. in. Concrete Brick absorbs between 40 and 80 grams per minute per 30 sq. in.

- Concrete Brick- (Reference ASTM Standard C55 Standard Specification for Concrete Brick) Definition: A concrete masonry unit made from Portland cement, water, and suitable aggregates, with or without the inclusion of other materials.

- Clay Brick- (Reference ASTM Standard C 216 Standard Specification for Facing Brick - Solid Masonry Units Made from Clay or Shale)

Definition: A solid masonry unit made of clay or shale formed or extruded into a rectangular prism while plastic and then fired at high temperatures (up to 2000°F) in a kiln oven. Clay or shale brick is a ceramic product.

There is no additional support needed for Brickwebb. Brickwebb Thin Brick is lightweight and the average wall will easily support Brickwebb.

Old Mill Brick has had independent laboratories conduct numerous tests on Brickwebb. In "shear tests" or pull out tests, Brickwebb will stay adhered to most surfaces up to a 2,000 lb pull per brick (130 psi) when adhering Brickwebb directions are followed correctly. Compression strengths range from 8,000 to 10,000 lbs psi making Brickwebb 200% stronger than concrete or cast brick.

Once a full piece of brick is cut into thin brick, the remainder of the brick is recycled into new brick. Brickwebb is an entirely “green” and “sustainable” product.

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