One design trend growing in popularity is that of thin brick veneer installation. Thin brick veneer provides the high quality appearance of real brick. Yet it is thinner and can be less expensive to buy and install than real brick. It is an easier way to upgrade the look of your home. Thin brick veneer is now a popular choice both for interior and exterior applications. While there are other brick-like coverings on the market today, thin brick veneer is the choice with the benefits most similar to real brick—for much less cost.
Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of thin brick veneer as well as the details of the installation process.
Thin Brick Veneer vs. Other Brick-Like Coverings
If you are familiar with brick covering options, chances are you know some of the choices from years gone by have range from attractive to awful. Remember the old faux brick paneling and wallpaper from way back when? Positively horrid! That’s one of the big differences with modern thin brick veneer. It offers the beauty of real brick without the bulk.
What other benefits can you expect from this modern choice? Thin brick veneers give the consumer greater durability than other coverings. They actually provide real brick-like soundproofing. Although thinner than real brick, thin brick veneer also offers fire-resistant qualities.
The rich texture of this brick product is an excellent choice for upgrading your decor. Even better, it works well for walls that aren’t strong enough to support the weight of real bricks. Installed correctly, thin brick veneer is a superior option over most other products.
The Importance of Proper Thin Brick Veneer Installation
A major advantage of thin brick veneer is how easy it is to install. Just like some types of tile, this product comes in sheets of multiple bricks. That makes for quick and easy installation. Forget about measuring and aligning individual bricks, like you would with traditional bricks. With this product, we install large sections of your wall covering at a time, making a dramatic improvement in hours.
Bricklaying is a learned skill that takes years to master. Working with cement to stack and join bricks neatly takes practice. Installing thin brick over concrete skips the mess and margin for error you’d get with traditional brick.
However, expert installation is still critical for getting the results you want. An amateur can botch this project badly, causing the following problems:
- Sections may become loose or even become displaced.
- Areas can end up sagging.
- If the veneer is not aligned properly, it will look awful.
- Improper installation could void any product warranty.
Find a Qualified Installer
Don’t skimp on the installation of your thin brick veneer. A qualified and experienced mason will help preserve the value of your veneer and help you to achieve the beautiful look you want. Keep in mind you are making the investment to improve the look of your home. Why chance that upgrade with an amateur installation?
Contact Pinska Masonry for your thin brick veneer installation. Pinska Masonry has real masons experienced in the installation of a variety of brick and brick veneer products. We always work toward your complete satisfaction with each project.