specification guide for foundry flats

general description

standard issue - utilitarian and durable, the standard issue line of foundry flats is well suited to any space and any style – both interior and exterior. the standardized clay surface provides a uniform, clean modern look. american made, foundry flats emphasize classic, industrial style and are manufactured to last and improve with age. 1/2" - 5/8" thick, the flats can be installed on the wall or floors, are suitable for wet areas, interior, exterior, commercial, residential. install in a traditional subway offset, modern straight stacked, or herringbone style.

forge - each piece of the forge line has been manufactured with an artisan approach. manipulated at different stages in production, the textural surfaces create a visceral experience and raku-industrial finish. american made, foundry flats emphasize classic, industrial style and are manufactured to last and improve with age. 5/8" thick, the flats can be installed on the wall or floors, are suitable for wet areas, interior, exterior, commercial, residential. install in a traditional subway offset, modern straight stacked, or herringbone style.

general usage: floor, wall, kitchen, backsplash, shower floor, shower wall, freeze/thaw, fireplace, exterior wall, exterior floor, hospitality, commercial, residential

nominal sizes

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

standard specifications

foundry flats shall be selected by the architect/designer/owner from manufacturer’s standard sizes, shapes and glazes. foundry flats meets or exceeds ASTM-C1088 Type TBS or TBX.

note: interior/exterior specification. ‘canvas’ and ‘sand cast’ are not freeze thaw resistant and are for interior use only. for wet applications, specific waterproofing precautions need to taken such as using a waterproof membrane under the tile and use of a penetrating sealer like miracle 511 porous plus. foundry flats cannot be used in a pool.

availability

a lead time of 2 - 4 weeks is sufficient in most cases, but when out of stock can have a lead-time of up to 8 weeks. 

color variation

foundry flats 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 foundry flats, 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.

size variation

due to the manufacturing process, foundry flats is subject to size variation. thickness can vary as follows - 1/2" thickness for wirecut and 5/8" thickness for smooth textures.

installation

installation methods should conform to the brick industry association (BIA). 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. For additional information refer to BIA: http://www.gobrick.com/portals/25/docs/technical%20notes/tn28c.pdf

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maintenance

minimal maintenance is required. mild soaps should be sufficient for most cleaning. test any cleaners before general use. please see our cleaning and maintenance guide for further information.

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