Techniques for Installing a Brick Veneer Wall Techniques for Installing a Brick Veneer Wall

A brick veneer wall is an easy way to add character to your home. These are popular for indoor fireplaces, kitchen walls, and also for outdoor garden areas. Brick veneer is easier to work with than full brick, and is easy enough for anyone with a little time to install.

Full-Half-Full Patterns

The best way to install brick veneer is to start at the top and work your way down. The first layer of veneer should be a full brick layer. Under that use a half brick, then another layer of full brick. This pattern will give you an authentic brick appearance and will be simple to follow.

Making Adjustments

Once you have the bricks placed and the mortar up, you will have a 15 minute window before it settles. This means if you work in small sections you will have plenty of time to make adjustments as you go.

Cutting Bricks

Instead of paying extra money for brick veneer pieces that are cut to strange or half dimensions, consider using a tile cutter. Since brick veneer isn't a full brick, it's simple to cut at home. Many home improvement stores will rent electric tile cutters by the day if you don't want to purchase one.

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