Available In Both Bricktile and Vee Brick Material
In response to long-standing requests from customers, Marion Ceramics has developed its Tumbled BrickTile and Tumbled Vee Brick product lines. All tumbled products are 15/16" thick, which is the optimum thickness to allow for tooling grout joints and thick enough to minimize losses during tumbling. Marion is unique with its tumbled products because we are the only manufacturer offering tumbled thin pavers and tumbled thin veneer brick. This combination of product lines has a very strong appeal in both brick and tile industries.
Marion's tumbled products are tumbled after firing. These tumbled product lines are extensions of our square edge BrickTile and Vee Brick products which we will continue to offer. We are tumbling these square edge products to achieve a rich, rounded look of used brick which cannot be duplicated in traditional face brick and paver production.
ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY PRODUCTS.
Marion's tumbled products are environmentally friendly in several ways. First, all of our clay bodies consist of approximately 20% recycled materials. We fire with natural gas - the cleanest fuel available. More significantly, however, is the greatly reduced carbon footprint, which is achieved with our thin products. As an illustration, full bed depth face brick weighs approximately 27 pounds per square foot compared to our Tumbled Vee Brick, which weighs less than 8 pounds per square foot. This calculates to be 70% reduction in fuel requirements for firing and transporting these products.
Thin veneer products also contribute to the architectural movement to thinner walls which reduces resource utilization in a general way. Thin walls also are an important factor in designing earthquake tolerant buildings.