How is Thin Brick Applied?

How is Thin Brick Applied?

Thin brick is an increasingly popular choice for both interior and exterior applications. This versatile material offers the charm and durability of traditional brick while being lighter and easier to install. In this article, we will explore the process of how thin brick is applied.


Before applying thin brick, it is important to properly prepare the surface. The area should be clean, dry, and free of any loose debris. If necessary, repair any cracks or imperfections in the substrate to ensure a smooth and even surface.

Adhesive Application

Next, an adhesive or mortar is applied to the surface. There are different types of adhesives available, such as thin-set mortar or construction adhesive, depending on the specific application. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper mixing and application.

Brick Placement

Once the adhesive is applied, the thin bricks are carefully placed onto the surface. It is essential to work from bottom to top and ensure proper alignment. Spacers or shims can be used to maintain even spacing between the bricks, providing a consistent and professional look.


After the thin bricks are in place, it's time to fill the gaps between them with grout. Choose a grout color that complements the thin bricks and follow the manufacturer's instructions for mixing and application. Use a grout float to apply the grout, working it into the gaps and smoothing the surface. Wipe off any excess grout with a damp sponge.

Cleaning and Sealing

Once the grout has dried, clean the surface with a soft brush or sponge to remove any haze or residue. If desired, apply a sealer to protect the thin brick from stains and moisture. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper application and drying time.


Applying thin brick can transform the look of any space, whether it's a feature wall in a living room or an exterior facade. By following the proper preparation, adhesive application, brick placement, grouting, cleaning, and sealing steps, you can achieve a stunning result that combines the timeless appeal of brick with the convenience of a thinner and lighter material.

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