Royal Thin Brick® is not cast, pressed, molded, or cut from the face of a full brick like some other thin bricks. Royal is extruded, cut and kiln fired to temperatures in excess of 2,000o Fahrenheit much the way we used to make paving bricks and building bricks more than a century ago. Our clay and shale bodies are locally sourced and our 100 plus employees are proud to call Canton, Ohio and its surrounding communities home. Because we remain true to our roots and the time-tested manufacturing methods, Royal is low absorption and very durable. You can use Royal Thin Brick indoors or out for both walls and floors. Royal Thin Brick can withstand freeze-thaw conditions in virtually any climate.
Tumbling gives Royal thin brick the distressed appearance of a worn reclaimed brick. Royal has uneven edges with chips and nicks that differ from brick to brick. When the bricks become a wall or floor, it creates a warm and inviting aesthetic.
Royal has a wire-cut face. This texture is synonymous with traditional face brick. The texture in Royal Thin Brick runs vertically on the brick which is exactly how a full brick with a wire-cut face looks. And the texture of Royal thin brick is the same for both the field tile and corners. Some thin brick has the texture running a different direction on the corners and the field, creating a zipper effect up the corner of the walls.
Royal Thin Brick is available in Queen Size. The queen size is taller than modular size brick. Queen was chosen for Royal Brick to better enhance the tumbled/distressed appearance of the brick, making for a better presentation residentially and where the brick is featured in commercial applications. The taller size allows for more brick face and less joint for a more aesthetically pleasing effect. The Queen size also allows for quicker installation, for every 100 S/F, 110 fewer pieces to install.
Royal Thin Brick is 5/8" thick.
There are a number of methods available for installing Royal Thin Brick. Royal can be installed like ceramic tile using the tile set method. Consult the Tile Council of North America for more information and details on tile installation. Royal Thin Brick can also be installed as part of a brick wall panel system. Consult the panel system manufacturer for information on this type of installation.
NOTE: Consult the local building code for regulations in your area before installation.
Ironrock's Thin Brick "Royal Thin Brick" shall be of standard grade quality and shall exceed all of the requirements of ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) C-1088, the standard specifications for thin veneer brick units made from clay or shale. The ASTM C-1088 standard specifications also require the ASTM C-67 Standard Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Brick and Stuctural Clay Tile as shown below: