Thick Set System

The Thick Set system is a traditional way of installing thin stone, thin brick, tile, etc. It's very well known among masonry and tile contractors. Prior to placing the brick, the installer must prepare the wall by installing a scratch coat over a self-furring galvanized metal lath, followed by another leveling coat. While placing the brick, the installer must keep them aligned and spaced properly. This procedure is used on interior and exterior walls: masonry, concrete, steel or wood stud framing. Properly assembled system component material list for thin brick installation should consist of heavy duty self-furring wire mesh and modified mortars that are specially formulated for real clay veneer adhesion.

Although it is not complicated to install, this system requires more masonry skills, lengthens installation time and knowledge than when using one of the metal panel Brick-It™ systems. The Brick-It™ systems are easier and quicker to install, require less clean up, create perfectly aligned bricks with less effort and skill. Read more on Why Brick-It™ page

Note: The information presented here is an overview. For more information and complete installation instructions on all the systems, go to the following links or speak to a Brick-It™ representative.

Thick Set System

Thick Set System

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Ceramic tile installation techniques are often used to install the brick units:
The Tile Council of North America

The Brick Industry Association

Buy system components

All components of the system are avaliable to buy separately in our store. We recommend to use our brick calculator to estimate product quantity and price of your project.