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Marion?s tumbled products offer the most authentic duplication of genuine used brick in the industry. In order to ensure your complete satisfaction with our tumbled products it is very important that installers and owners comply with the following recommendations:

Our tumbled products should be installed according to specifications set forth in the current Tile Council of America?s ?Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation? following instructions set forth for various jobsite configurations and situations. Please note the importance of having a clean, flat or plumb, sound substrate to set our tumbled products and make sure to provide all expansion joints required for proper engineering. We recommend a 3/8? grout or mortar joint for our tumbled products. In addition, our Tumbled VeeBrick can be installed in all types of wall panel systems in accordance with each systems manufacturer?s recommendations.

Color variations are a neutral characteristic of all fired clay products and are inherent in our tumbled products. At the job site, we recommend mixing our products from several cartons to provide a natural blend of color shades. For jobs requiring more than one pallet, blending from cartons from multiple pallets is recommended. Our clear tone colors will have slight range of color. Our flashed colors will have a wide range of color.

Extra care is taken in the manufacturing process to insure that the long leg of our corners do not have imperfections or cross hack marks even for flashed corners. This extra step enables Marion to produce flashed corners with the long leg matching our flat tile. Unavoidably the short legs of flashed corners do not perfectly match the long leg. It is therefore recommended for jobs utilizing our flashed colors which incorporate corners, that care be taken in selecting corners as they are installed to include unflashed units provided in order to avoid a zipper appearance. All Marion?s flashed corners inventory includes unflashed units.


Our tumbled products meet or exceed sizing tolerances set forth in ASTM C-902 Type PS and ASTM C-1088 Type TBS respectively. NOTE: All dimensions are slightly scant after tumbling. As with our square edge products, all other C-902 and C-1088 specifications are met or exceeded with tumbled products except for chippage.

After our tumbled products are installed, but before grouting, we recommend they be given either a light application of a non-color altering, water based penetrating sealer with a short napped paint roller or that an appropriate grout release product be used. This procedure will make final cleanup easier. After our tumbled products are grouted, final cleaning should be done with sulfamic acid crystals, followed by complete neutralization with clean, clear water. After clean up, sealing the grout joints and resealing our tumbled products is optional.

After installation our tumbled products can be maintained using Hillyard?s Super Shineall products which add a patina to our products.

FAILURE TO FOLLOW RECOMMENDATIONS WILL VOID OUR WARRANTY Due to variations in photography and printing processes, final color selections should be made from actual product samples prior to purchase. For the nearest distributor of our products please check distributor link in our website.

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