For thin brick field installation, the recommended installation methods in the TNCA (Tile Council of North America's) "Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation" and ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards should be followed.
Note: Differences in color shades of thin brick products are a natural occurrence as a result of the manufacturing process. To achieve the natural blended appearance, remember to mix thin bricks from different cartons and pallets.
Ultra-speed thin brick system
embedding into precast concrete
Install waxed thin bricks face down into a form liner made to a specific pattern in a casting bed. This method is used in Tilt-up Concrete construction as well as Precast Plants. This affordable but high-end method provides a fantastic building envelope that will last for centuries.
Flex2Fit formliners give architects the flexibility to choose brick that is not uniform in size, shape or texture. The formliner seals around the brick better than plastic and is easy to use. It works well with PCI certified and non-PCI certified thin brick.
Speedymason brand is the only system of this category and it allows a full set of thinset mortar between the panel and the thin brick but also includes guides to show where to place the thin brick for easy installation, this system has the integrity of the tradition method but saves time and labor costs.
Peel-N-Stick Interior System
This method is for interior only, it is a patented composite panel made only by Speedymason that can attach directly over drywall, or almost any sheathing. The panel is made with an adhesive layer, peel off the release liner, stick the brick and grout after. This is the fastest and easiest method of installation.
A metal lath is used and a scratch coat of thinset mortar is applied over the top of the metal lath then dried, then a notch trowel is used to apply a second layer of thin set adhesive and the thin bricks are applied directly on top and pressed into the thinset. After set, the grout can be applied between the thin bricks.
Cement Board Panel Systems
Cement board thin bricked panel systems are a cement board with thin bricks adhered to the board. The panels give customers the ability to design without the expense of a foundation or the expense of labor associated with brick masonry.