Face brick creates value in projects with its resilient color and versatility in design and installation. Whether used alone or in conjunction with other masonry units, brick creates a timeless and unique look. Dollar for dollar, face brick continues to have one of the best, overall lifecycle costs for exterior building veneer.
3 5/8" (W) x 2 1/4" (H) x 7 5/8" (L)
Western King Size
2 5/8" (W) x 2 5/8" (H) x 9 5/8" (L)
3 5/8" (W) x 2 1/4" (H) x 11 5/8" (L)
3 5/8" (W) x 1 5/8" (H) x 11 5/8" (L)
3 5/8" (W) x 3 5/8" (H) x 11 5/8" (L)
3 5/8" (W) x 3 5/8" (H) x 7 5/8" (L)
2 3/4" (W) x 2 3/4" (H) x 7 5/8" (L)
3 1/8" (W) x 2 13/16" (H) x 8 5/8" (L)
3 5/8" (W) x 3 5/8" (H) x 15 5/8" (L)
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Colors & Textures
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We recommend mortar and cleaner products from AHI Supply, a leading manufacturer and distributor of quality construction products.
Type N Mortar is the standard recommendation for brick and stone masonry veneer systems on non-loadbearing walls. This is a general, all-purpose mortar with good bonding capabilities and workability. Type N mortar has the flexibility needed to allow natural materials like clay-fired brick, natural stone and calcium silicate stone to move within a wall without cracking.
Type S mortar has higher flexural bond strength than Type N. This mortar is typically recommended in structural applications with reinforced or load bearing walls, as well as with cement-based products that require a stiffer mortar. Because cementitious products shrink over their lifetime, the rigidity of Type S mortar is necessary.
For more information, please view the Brick Industry Association's technical notes on mortars for brickwork.
Tex Clean Masonry Cleaner
TEX CLEAN Masonry Cleaner, is a revolutionary liquid masonry cleaner that removes excess mortar and dirt while effectively controlling vanadium stains. When properly used, TEX CLEAN is an ideal product for clay or concrete brick (not for light colored or easy damaged clay or concrete brick), exposed aggregate and other types of masonry construction.
Tex Clean Scum Away
TEX CLEAN SCUM AWAY, a white scum remover, is formulated for the removal of salt scum deposits found on clay brick and tile surfaces. White scum is the formation of hard salt deposits on tile and the face of brick. With TEX CLEAN SCUM AWAY, these deposits can be easily removed.
Tex Clean Plus
TEX CLEAN PLUS, a masonry lime solvent, is a specifically designed product for the cleaning of dark colored brick, and masonry surfaces. TEX CLEAN PLUS is ideal for removing excess mortar and dirt without affecting the richness of the color found in darker bricks. As with TEX CLEAN, our TEX CLEAN PLUS is a more efficient, safer, and cost effective product to clean masonry with than muriatic acid.
TEX TRAL is a cleaner designed specifically for light colored or easily damaged brick or masonry units and natural stone. It softens and removes excess mortar and dirt while effectively controlling green vanadium and brown manganese staining on color sensitive tile and brick. It is also safe for most cast or unpolished stone. Tex Tral is the recommended cleaner for all Spectrum colored mortars.
We are able to accommodate many additional pattern variations, so please contact us regarding specific patterns for your project.
FBS vs. FBX
According to ASTM C216, Face Brick Standard and Face Brick Excellence refer to dimensional tolerances permitted in brick. This coding does not have to do with the unit's durability but rather the unit's mechanical tolerances. Type FBX Brick is intended for general use in exterior and interior walls where a high degree of mechanical perfection, narrow color range, and minimal variation in size is permitted. FBS units indicate standard production and offer a wider range of color and size tolerances. Type FBA units are used to create special architectural effects. These units have no limits for size and color variations.
Variations in raw materials and the manufacturing process will result in brick that vary in size. Permitted size variation is based on the brick classification and the relative dimensional range measured. Size variation becomes important when vertical alignment of brick (stack bond) is used, when bands of brick from different production runs are combined, or when a short horizontal extent of brickwork is constructed, such as between closely spaced window openings.
Distortion or warpage may be convex or concave and may be in the plane of the wall or perpendicular to it. Other terms for distortion are “bowed” or “banana” brick. A brick that is over the distortion limitations is difficult to lay and is easily noticeable in the brickwork.
Brick may be damaged or chipped during packaging, shipping or on the job site. A delivery of brick may contain up to 5% broken brick or brick chipped beyond the limits. Chips are measured from an edge or a corner, and the total length of these chips may not be greater than 10 percent of the perimeter of the face of the brick.
- Waste — Up to 10% (includes excess chippage)
- Chips — 1/8” edge, 1/4” corner
- Cracks — any not seen from 15 feet away
- Size Variation — 5/16” from each other
- Warpage — 1/16” for under 8” dimension
- Waste — Up to 20% (includes excess chippage)
- Chips — 5/16” edge, 1/2” corner
- Cracks — any not seen from 20 feet away
- Size Variation — 1/2” from each other
- Warpage — 3/32” for under 8” dimension
For more information, please view the Brick Industry Association's technical notes on brick specifications and classification.
Severe Weather vs. Moderate Weather
The weather classification assigned to a brick is based on physical properties of the brick. They determine durability based on the severity of weather and the exposure of the brick. Because of the varying climates and applications of brick, specific physical properties are required.
There are two accepted methods for demonstrating durability under ASTM standards:
- durability as predicted by compressive strength, absorption, and saturation coefficient, or
- durability as determined by compressive strength and passing 50 cycles of the freeze and thaw test.
For durability classifications the letters S, M and N in C 62, C 216, C 652 and C 902 indicate the following exposure conditions:
- S indicates severe weathering
- M indicates moderate weathering
- N indicates negligible or no weathering
Type SW or SX, meet the designation for the most severe weathering exposure. Some manufacturers produce brick complying only with the designation for moderate weathering, MW or MX. Grade NW or NX brick are typically confined to interior applications, or where they are protected from water absorption and freezing.
For more information, please view the Brick Industry Association's technical notes on brick construction.