Vee Brick Recommendations
In order to ensure your complete satisfaction with our Vee Brick products, it is very important that installers and owners comply with the following recommendations:
Shading - Color variations are a natural characteristic of all fired clay products and are inherent in our Vee Brick products. At the job site, we recommend mixing Vee Brick from several cartons to provide a natural blend of color shades. For jobs requiring more than one pallet, blending from cartons from each pallet is recommended. Our clear tone colors will have a slight range of color. Our flashed colors will have a broader range of colors.
Corners - Extra care is taken in the manufacturing process to ensure that the long leg of our corners do not have imperfections or cross hack marks even for flashed corners. This extra step enables Marion Ceramics 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 incorporating corners and utilizing our flashed colors, that care be taken in selecting corners as they are installed to include unflashed units in order to avoid a zipper appearance. Marion Ceramics now includes some unflashed corners which are blended into our inventory of flashed corners at the factory. Do not install any Vee Brick, flats or corners, which are not satisfactory in every way.
Sizing - Our Vee Brick are manufactured to meet or exceed ASTM C1088-94 specifications for Type TBS, Grade Exterior. Our production techniques enable us to exceed the dimensional tolerances allowed under this specification. However, it is recommended that in all Vee Brick installations, both traditional ceramic wall tile type installations and in all types of wall panel systems, that allowances be made to accommodate normal dimension variations in thin brick.
Installation - It is recommended that all ceramic wall tile type installations follow the specifications set forth in the current Tile Council of North America's "Handbook for Ceramic Tile Installation." In addition, after Vee Brick 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. After Vee Brick are grouted, final cleaning should be done with sulfamic acid crystals, followed by complete neutralization with clean, clear water. Precast panel and wall panel system installations should follow industry and manufacturer's instructions and specifications.
Due to variations in photography, digital imaging, and printing processes, final color selections should be determined based on actual product samples prior to purchase. Image colors displayed on this web site may not properly represent actual colors of products due to differences in viewing devices, display settings, and hardware capabilities.
Failure to follow recommendations will void our warranty.