Frequently Asked Questions

Brick Veneer Cutting Service

Are all Brick-It’s Thin Brick Veneer cut out of a full Brick? Why bother cutting?

We carry very large selection of manufactured Real Thin Brick veneers, but in order to provide even larger brick color and texture selection, we offer Brick Cutting Service.

Note: not all brick types can be manufactured in Thin Brick version.

Is cut brick better than manufactured one?

Both are equally good products. We always say; if it’s available in Thin Brick, Don’t cut it!

Can all bricks be cut into a veneer?

Yes. We cut all bricks to thin veneers regardless of the hardness. Some will cut easier than others…

Can I bring my own brick to be cut into a veneer?

Yes. In fact our Brick Cutting Service is called BYOB – Bring Your Own Brick.

… or you can purchase it from us.

How many Thin Bricks can I get out of one Full Brick?

Depends, Extruded bricks produce only one Thin Brick or one Thin Brick Corner out of one Full Brick. Molded, Handmade and Reclaimed yields two Thin Brick Slabs or one Thin Brick Corner.

When full bed brick is cut in to a veneer, what thickness do you cut them at? How thick are they?

By default, we cut all our veneer to 3/4”. Upon request we can adjust the thickness to meet customer’s request. That especially becomes useful for architectural details such as decorative Rollack bands, coins and chimney details.

Can You get and cut full brick that is not in your product Library?

Yes we can. It will require a specialized quote. Please contact our office for details.

Do bricks break during cutting?

Some brick will break during cutting more than others due to microscopic cracks that naturally exist in a body of full brick created during firing process. When we cut brick, all the ones that break into two pieces are packaged for shipping. You can use them for your cuts or in the case of a Reclaimed products, you can slide both pieces together, and install them on a wall.

How much extra product should I order when purchasing cut brick?

When purchasing Thin Brick products in general, overages should be at about 3-4% on straight forward projects. Perhaps a bit higher for cut brick but definitely at least 5-6% for machine molded, and 7-10% for hand molded products.

Cutting full brick into a thin veneer sounds expensive. Is it?

We cut high volumes of full brick into a thin veneer using fully automated equipment. Our innovative process makes brick cutting very competitive to a manufactured Thin Brick. Especially, when we cut Molded Brick that yields two Thin Bricks out of a full one. Detailed quote will proof that for you.

Can I cut full bed brick into a veneer myself?

Everyday, Industry professionals cut bricks on jobsites themselves. On a small scale, it is not a complicated process. However, if your job requires hundreds or thousands of cuts, we wouldn’t recommend it. You will run into issues with brick cut off waste, blade configurations and waste water disposal. Depending on what equipment you will be using, each cut can take up to one gallon of water. It just does not compute.