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Brick Wall Construction – The Easy way

Posted on January 21, 2019
Another Completed Job

Deciding to create a brick or stone wall accent is always a great idea.

These improvements will revitalize your room and will make your store stand out from the rest. Most customers walk into stores not only because they like the product on display but also if the room is inviting.
This is why so many retailers and display makers have moved toward faux brick accents. It is a very popular and appealing look.

Now, when it comes to installing the product, you have a choice of going with the difficult or the easy solution. Both look realistic but one can take a long time and the other just a matter of hours to complete.
With real brick you will need to:

  • Prepare the substrate with wall-boards, concrete panels, wire mesh etc
  • Install each single brick or stone one at a time
  • You will need to use a thin set to hold them in place
  • Use mortar to close each gaps
  • Cut many pieces with a wet saw
  • Clean up a real mess.
Traditional Brick Installation


Let’s also not forget that the vast majority of store and home owners do not know how to use real brick nor they feel like learning such a laborious process.
The cost for an average brick layer or mason is out of most people’s reach.

Brick Installation With Mortar


Why would you do that anyway? Have you looked into faux brick products?
These products are installed like a jigsaw puzzle. Anyone can do it with just basic tools.
You can also order very convenient accessories like interlocking corners and ledge trim.

Fau Brick Corners


It is as easy as it looks. You just start from one side of the wall and keep adding panels and corners with adhesive tubes and nails or screws.

Interlocking Panles


We have very detailed instructions that can guide you step by step if you have any doubt or question.
The end results will amaze you. Take a look.

Another Completed Job
Finished Faux Brick Paneling Job


In case you have outlets, wall fixture and lighting you may also use the outlet trim. This accessory will allow you to move your existing fixtures forward, at the same level as the panels, and put your plates back on them.

Outlet Brick Trim
Outlet And Switch Brick Trim Installed

It’s as easy as it can be.

The Beauty Of Brick Polyurethane Panels For Backsplash

Posted on March 9, 2018
The Completed Job. Brick Backsplash.

Who says you need to spend a fortune to create a kitchen backsplash that looks like a million dollar?

The conventional belief is that it is necessary to spend a ton to create a realistic and rich brick wall, for interior or exterior.

Using expensive, real brick for any project can surely add up to a large bill. Most people believe this is the only way you can create a brick wall that looks like the real thing. Needless to say, many things have changed in the past twenty years. A lot of products have been created that make projects such a kitchen backsplash or a store backdrop a breeze.

Kitchen Brick Backsplash

Kitchen Brick Backsplash

We constantly hear installers say they were hesitant at first. They were quite skeptical in switching from real brick to faux brick but then, after trying the new product, they vouch not to go back to the old brick types.

There are many reasons why this faux product amazes homeowners and installers alike.

For one, the overall cost is a fraction of that of regular brick. Faux brick panels may seem expensive but when you factor in the rest of the costs you will soon see the benefits.

Another Kitchen Brick Backsplash

Another Kitchen Brick Backsplash

Any person can embark in this type of project, without the need to hire a brick layer.

Faux brick sheets are made of a product that repels food stains so if is very easy to clean.

This product is now being used in very many types of projects. You can find them in homes, office, groceries stores and many bars. It is also used in many trade show displays. It’s not just the convenience of installation but also the savings in shipping it. Being such a lightweight product the cost of shipping it is greatly reduced. There is not mess left in the home since this product does not require a wet saw or mortar!

Go ahead, be another installer who will say “no more real brick”.

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The Completed Job

The Completed Job