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Unread 10-21-2007, 08:20 AM   #1
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Interior Brick Wall

Say I wanted an interior brick accent wall. What would be the best way to go about doing this? Rip down the sheetrock and butt the bricks up to the studs or should there be a gap?
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Unread 10-21-2007, 08:24 AM   #2
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Presuming you don't anticipate any serious environmental issues in there, Jared, like wind-blown rain, freeze/thaw, excessive heat, etc., I'd just stack'em up against the wall, adding the usual wall-ties as necessary.

Wanna make sure you have a suitable floor under'em though. Things get heavy when you have a big pile of'em, eh?

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 10-21-2007, 08:28 AM   #3
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Jared,

Have you looked into Z-Brick?

http://www.z-brick.com/page2.html
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Thanks for the information guys. Chuck is the Z brick installed one piece at a time like tile? From what I gather from their site it's much like installing tile minus the grouting step?
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Unread 10-21-2007, 08:45 AM   #5
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Here is Z-Bricks FAQs page.

http://www.z-brick.com/page4.html


I used it three or four times back in the late 70's for accent walls.
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Unread 10-21-2007, 07:00 PM   #6
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I installed a lot of Summitville thin brick...it looks very realistic once it is grouted.


http://www.summitville.com/thinbrick.htm
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Unread 10-21-2007, 07:03 PM   #7
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the thin brick is most definitely the best way to go.
no need for real brick if you just want the look.
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