CONCRETE THIN BRICK PAVERS can be installed over many surfaces, such as, (O.S.B., wafer board,
plywood, dry wall sheathing, metal, concrete block and brick). These surfaces must be secure and stable. Plywood, sheet rock,
O.S.B., wafer board and Drywall sheathing must be covered with a breather type weather resistant barrier, lapping the joints.
Then install lath or mesh using galvanized nails or staples 6" on center horizontally. Concrete walls, brick and block must
be free from paint or other materials that would prevent proper bonding. If these surfaces are painted, then use metal lath
for proper bonding. Wallpaper or other loose or very smooth surface materials should be removed. Sanding may be required to
achieve a good bonding surface.
LAY OUT WALL AREA allowing for a mortar joint of approximately 3/8". Calculate the number of courses required
and mark them. Adjust joint size to minimize horizontal cutting of the brick. Run a level guideline to ensure proper placement
of bricks. Lay out and mix the brick from several boxes to achieve a pleasing blend of color and texture.
FOR INTERIOR APPLICATIONS, Masonry adhesive (Formula "M" ) may be applied over most clean and structurally
sound interior surfaces such as plywood, drywall, concrete block and concrete. This adhesive is a fast and easy alternative
to the mortar application. Set bricks level and plumb, completing one row at a time. Allow to dry before grouting between
bricks. Use a multi-purpose grout. If your job requires corners, apply these pieces first.
SEALING the tile before installation is highly recommended and will make cleanup easier after it is installed.
DO NOT ACID WASH THIS PRODUCT. Use clean water and a sponge to clean after grouting.
FOR EXTERIOR APPLICATIONS, use a Pre-mixed Type N mortor mix or a mixture of 2 ?to 3 parts Masonry sand,
1 part portland, ( white or gray depending on color preference), and 1 part lime. Tinting mortar with iron oxides pigments
complements the color of the brick being installed. Starting at the base of the wall, set bricks level and plumb, completing
one row at a time. The mortar scratch coat should be applied in an area small enough so that it won’t dry before the
brick is applied. Wet each brick, apply mortar, covering the back of the brick. Press brick firmly in place allowing mortar
to squeeze out the sides. Tool joints smoothly.
TOOLS REQUIRED: Safety glasses, tile saw or grinder with carbide or diamond masonry blade, masons trowel,
plasterer’s trowel dust mask, metal jointing tool, or wood stick, level and whisk broom. Wheelbarrow and hoe for mixing
mortar for exterior applications.