Introducing TopTile™ Brick Veneer Series - a lightweight brick product without the back-breaking work. Fast, easy, and beautiful installations can be done by the average do-it-yourselfer or experienced mason alike. TopTile™ eases the installation process by creating thinner, lightweight bricks and a simple method of adhering them to your wall and each other. Bricks are made of natural, realistic materials and are only about .43" thick, so they’re easy to handle. To install, just spread TopTile™ Brick Adhesive on your wall and set the brick in place. The adhesive also acts as mortar between each brick. TopTile™ Brick Veneer is durable, easy to cut and versatile too. Packaged in single- or multi-color combinations, it can be used inside or outside, in homes or commercial settings.
Always use TopTile™ Brick Adhesive when installing TopTile™ Brick Veneer Series in interior settings. Refer to the following documentation for more information on this adhesive:
Available Brick Veneer Series Patterns:
Brick Veneer Series Installation:
Preparation: Prepare the wall or other surfaces by sanding off most paint, removing any wallpaper, sanding glossy or very smooth surfaces and removing any other foreign objects. A sanded or rough surface is best for good adhesion.
Layout: Lay out a row of bricks at the base area to be covered. This is necessary to adjust the space between bricks to create a uniform and attractive look, to avoid small pieces of cut brick at the ends or to adjust for mid area objects such as electrical outlets. Measure the vertical space to determine the vertical starting point. Remember to avoid small pieces of cut brick on the bottom row.
*Note: Allow a cure time of at least one week. Corners can be created by butting two bricks together or use a miter at 45 degrees. Always install a cut brick with the factory finish exposed. Use of any other brand of adhesive will void our warranty as we cannot guarantee the quality of another manufacturer. Spread adhesive in areas of about 1’x3’ with a trowel with 1/8” deep teeth.
Exterior Use: For exterior use, please use a thinset mortar obtained at any building material dealer. Temperature range for installation should be between 40 - 80°F. We recommend clear polyurethane coating for exposed brick surfaces. For all exposed edges use a protective metal or vinyl flash molding. The surface to be covered must be an exterior grade product.
Step 1: Use only TopTile™ Brick Adhesive for all interior applications. Follow the instructions on the adhesive container label. Note: use of any other brand of adhesive will void our warranty as we cannot guarantee the quality of another manufacturer. Spread adhesive in areas of about 1’x3’ with a trowel with 1/8” deep teeth.
Step 2: Start with a full brick at the top left corner and work the horizontal row across to the right. Start the second row with a half brick (cut with a hacksaw or power saw). Alternate each row with a full or half brick to create a “subway” tile broken line look. Push each brick into the adhesive and wiggle to embed them firmly so the adhesive squeezes into the spaces between bricks.
Step 3: Smooth the adhesive in between the bricks with a brush or metal tool to form smooth mortar lines. Remove any excess adhesive before it dries.
Step 4: Use a protective clear coating such as polyurethane to add lasting protection and ease of maintenance.