FRENCH PROVINCIAL HANDMADE MOLDED
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Cutting Service Required
This specific brick initially originates from a full brick. We are selling a full brick with an additional charge for cutting service. This product is always cut to a specific order and shipped immediately.
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Handmade bricks are the most labor-intensive. They are individually hand-pressed in sand-coated wooden molds. They have a rich character and are often the best match for older settings. Handmade molded bricks are often referred to as “sand struck,” meaning that sand is used as a lubricant to release the clay from the molds and as a way to provide different colors. These “sand-struck” bricks are produced with varying degrees of sand on all surfaces except one bedding surface.
This product is sold in full cubes only, and the Brick Calculator considers minimum required quantities.
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This specific brick initially originates from a full brick. Due to the fragility of this product, occasional microscopic cracks are very common caused by bricks firing and some will crack during cutting process.
Needless to say, this product is not flawless from the very start. In order to achieve a thin veneer form, it requires cutting. This type of process involves selling a full brick with an additional charge for cutting it. Thin veneer recovery is never a 100%. We typically pack the entire order amount which will include the fractured pieces into the boxes. Due to the wet cutting process, some moisture might be present. Therefore, this specific product is always cut to a specific order, shipped immediately, and its intended to be unpackaged and installed by customer asap, allowing proper and natural exposure to environment.
In most cases customers utilize cracked pieces for cuts and infills. Others seek the broken pieces to add more character to the finished product. There are minimums and quantity roundups applied to match full brick purchasing requirements. With all this being said, the latest technology available, and fully automated process we are capable of producing tens of thousands of cuts each day, consequently reducing product price, and increasing options of thin brick veneer textures and colors for our clients. At the end of the day our customers can achieve desirable look that seemed impossible.
Molded Full Bed Brick is produced in wooden molds. This process delivers two usable sides of brick, allowing us to achieve two thin bricks out of one full one. However, we only get one corner out of one full brick.
Handmade bricks are typically manufactured to conform to the requirements of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard Specification C 216, Grade SW, Type FBA and all grades of ASTM C 62. These products also conform to the requirements of ASTM C 216, Grade MW. Certain products meet the requirements of ASTM C 902 or ASTM C 32.
Products with colors matching Handmade bricks are manufactured to meet Type TBA. The product ordered will generally contain many units that are over or under the specified dimensions. Thus, some units may be slightly over or slightly under the specified dimensions for some products. The dimensional variations are part of the hand molded process coupled with the raw materials and the drying and firing processes which gives each application a unique appearance.
The average maximum hot-water absorption by submersion in boiling water for five hours is less than 17%.
Note: Product colors are illustrated as accurately as photographic & digital reproduction techniques allow. Final color selection should be made from actual product samples.
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