February 2017

Product Spotlight – Thin Brick


Thin Brick (Glen-Gery, General Shale, Eldorado)

Product Uses:
Anywhere you can dream it, back splashes, interior /exterior fireplaces, interior/exterior walls, bars, wine cellars, ceilings, exterior facing for homes, mailboxes.
Commercial or residential, interior or exterior, kitchens, basements, accent walls, fireplaces, ceilings.
Its ageless appeal can be a defining element when building plans or other factors may not permit the use of standard brick masonry.

How to Use:
Mortar can be used for both interior and exterior applications on masonry/concrete and also on wood/steel stud framing where moisture is not a concern.
Adhesive application (interior only) used for interior walls, kitchens, fireplaces and distinctive design elements like backsplashes, installers can use adhesive applications with either masonry/concrete backing or wood/steel stud framing.

DIY or Professional Use:
Both – Tile setters and mason contractors or with just a little knowledge of thin brick even a DIY’er can do this.

Project Spotlight – Private Residence, Gretna, NE


Project Overview:

This was one of the projects featured in the 2015 Watkins Ultimate Backyard Challenge. It features a nice blend of hardscape and softscape into one unique space. The pergola adds some dimension to this outdoor space giving the illusion of an outdoor room. The paver banding detail helps define the different spaces within the patio.

Products Used:

  • Highland Stone Freestanding Walls, Fire Pit, and Pillars (Mocha)
  • Belgard Urbana Pavers (Aspen Blend & Ashbury Haze)
  • Aux Vases Natural Stone Cap
  • Natural Stone Steps

Contractors/Designers/Architects Involved:

  • Elkhorn Lawn Care

Location: Gretna, NE

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