specification guide for glazed thin brick

general description

 

 our clé exclusive thin glazed brick tile is a series of glazed ceramic brick tile, by clé, that is double fired (to over 2100F*) available in a variety of sizes, colors, and finishes and are designed for residential and architectural uses. they may be installed using most industry accepted systems including pre-cast panels. *custom brick may be produced at other temperatures and with other processes.

nominal sizes

modified standard ( 2-1/2"x8"x1/2" ) • 90˚corner piece is available ( the return is 3-5/8" )

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standard specifications

clé exclusive thin glazed brick tile tile shall be selected by the architect/designer/owner from manufacturer’s standard sizes, shapes and glazes; and shall meet the requirements of ANSI 137.1 as special purpose tile; ASTM C1088-12, grade exterior, type TBX, for physical properties; and ASTM 1405-12 class exterior for properties of finish. most units will meet PCI specifications, but need to be requested as such if required.

note: Interior/exterior specification. ok for freeze thaw & for wet applications.

note: some glazes produced for custom applications may be crazed for decorative effects or to obtain certain color/characteristics and will not meet the crazing requirements of ASTM 1405-12.

color variation

clé exclusive thin glazed brick tile colors vary from brick to brick, some more than others. these variations are intentional, resulting from our particular production methods and our choice of raw materials. when specifying clé exclusive thin glazed brick tile, if color consideration is paramount, always work from a sampling of 3 or more bricks, which represent the range of color you can expect on the job.

crazing

crazing refers to the hairline cracks which may occur in the glaze surface of brick after ring and is common in hand crafted tile. some glazes produced for the clé exclusive thin glazed brick tile are crazed to achieve certain colors and/or decorative effects. to minimize the possibility of staining clé recommends using a penetrating sealer or grout release. If sealer or release is required please test a small section following the sealer/release manufacturer’s instructions.

size variation

due to shrinkage from wet to red tile in the manufacturing process, our bricks are subject to size variation. the thickness is 1/2" and can vary, along with other specified dimensions. please expect 6 tiles per square foot for a 2-1/2x8" tile. this allows for a 3/8" grout requirement.

installation

installation methods should conform to the tile council of america “handbook for ceramic tile installation” (current edition). brick from several different cartons should be mixed to achieve the best overall blend of color. other systems are available and the manufacturer’s recommendations should be followed.

 

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