Rustic and beautiful, thin brick commands attention from anyone who sees it, however, there are plenty of reasons beyond just aesthetic appeal as to why you should be opting for thin brick the next time you have any renovation project underway – even though it does look stunning.
The American Brick Company manufactures what we call “a greener brick,” since our thin bricks are made up of 40 to 100 percent recycled materials. Furthermore, mining, manufacturing, and delivering materials to create thin brick requires 80% less embodied energy be spent than with standard brick. That means, whether you’re particularly eco-friendly, or you own a business and are trying to increase your sustainability, thin brick is the ideal attention-grabbing material for you.
Compared to regular bricks, which weigh approximately 3.8 lbs., an average thin brick only weighs .65 lbs. Not only does this mean thin brick tiles are going to be smaller and easier to install, but also that you won’t need any additional supports to uphold any extra weight. Plus, if you are taking on a massive project, the dimensions of thin brick allow you to transport more than 9,500 sq. ft. per truckload compared to the 1,600 sq. ft. of regular brick, and you won’t need nearly as much mortar during the actual installation process either. If that doesn’t grab your attention, maybe its versatility will.
Because of their size, weight, and ease of installation, thin brick tiles are one of the most versatile materials on the market. At one point, the idea of having brick backsplash in your kitchen would have sounded ridiculous and awkward, but now, anything is possible. Thin bricks can be used traditionally to pave driveways or update property exteriors, just as easily as they can be used to accent a kitchens, bathrooms, or bedrooms. And what’s more attention grabbing that walking into someone’s home and seeing beautiful brick accent walls all over the place – especially when thin brick comes in so many different styles and colors to suit any lifestyle.
Of course, because of it’s greener manufacturing process, ease of installation, and product versatility, thin brick is going to grab the attention of anyone who wants to save money on their next renovation project. After all, it’s a stunning, first-rate material with so much to offer for a fraction of the cost – and what’s not to love about that?
Just remember, when the time comes for you to command the attention of your neighborhood, let the thin brick experts at Ambrico show you how it’s done! If you are looking for a thin brick supplier anywhere in the world, call Ambrico today at 866.663.6898 for a free consultation, or simply fill out the form in the sidebar.