Thin brick vs Z-Brick

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Topic by eruby posted 03-16-2011 09:55 PM 5923 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-16-2011 09:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: kitchen walls brick

We have a kitchen wall that is 18.5 ft by 9ft and would like to put thin brick veneer on it rather than expose the brick under the plaster.

Does anyone know of a good source for thin-brick in Maryland? I can’t seem to find how much thin brick costs anywhere.
Can anyone explain the difference between “thin brick” and Z-Brick? From what I can tell Z-Brick is a brick like tile and thin-brick is a skinny piece of brick. Is there anything inherently wrong with Z-Brick?


-- Eric Baltimore MD

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03-21-2011 01:56 AM

Have you tried any of the concrete/stone companies?

Check your yellow pages for masonry supply places.

What part of Maryland? I am on the Eastern Shore, so, depending on where you are at, I may actually be able to help.

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04-19-2011 03:50 AM

I am in Baltimore. I found a place that carries Z-Brick and a few masonry supply places that carry thin brick. The thin brick was more expensive than the Z-Brick. If both products look the same I am inclined to use the cheaper one (mostly because one of our cars went up and we have a car payment again).

-- Eric Baltimore MD

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04-28-2011 01:56 PM

Man Apple0619 you speak of chanel like a poet. I’m in awe of how crazy that post is…honestly I had to read it twice.

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06-05-2011 01:40 AM

I am surprised you could find Z brick. I tried to find some about 7 or 8 years ago and was told it was no longer madnufactured. We bought a home that has a large den and the fireplace bricks has been painted. Why anyone would take a maintenance free product and make it into an high maintenance product (by painting it) is beyond me. We wanted to put some shelves on each side of the fireplace and didn’t want the little painted area of drywall showing. The hearth extends abut 15 inches beyond the chimney on each side and it just didn’t look right to us. We wanted the oak cabinets to touch the bricks. we toyed with all kinds of thoughts. I finally got a sheet of MDF and my router and made my own. We painted it to match. We had painted the chimney white and sponge painted it when we moved in because they had allowed smoke to get on their white chimney. I installed my home made brick wall and put in my cabinets. I have never had anyone look at my wall and ask me what I have done. When I tell them what I have done they always look at it and thump on it with their knuckle. If this helps any you might look into something like this. If you can get Z brick then go for that. I called all over the state of Oklahoma and had no luck with finding Z brick. After I made this I had 2 people tell me that had boxes of it in storage that I could have but then I wouldn’t have this experience under my belt.

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