Ageless Look and Texture
Learn how adding the beauty of masonry brick is easier than ever.
For thousands of years throughout the world, brick has been one of the most consistently used construction materials. Its rustic and timeless beauty defines or complements many well-known structures such as the Santa Sabina Church in Rome and the Fairbanks House in Massachusetts.
Today, brick veneer makes it possible for any homeowner to bring this ageless look to their homes in the form of an exposed brick wall or even brick siding. More importantly, the careful engineering of faux brick panels has finally made this type of masonry work do-it-yourself friendly.
These three pieces help you finish your project like a pro.
The brick panels that make up the GenStone system consist of a corner, full panel and ledger. As shown below, if you were going to create an exposed brick wall you would arrange the panels from left to right. Simply start by attaching a 90º corner with screws or glue then align the full panel so that the bricks form a continuous pattern with equal mortar lines. Once the wall is complete you can finish with a corner on the right or by squaring off a full panel.
More Than Fake Brick
The need for a mason has been engineered out.
Brick veneer is a type of facing used on the surface of a home or building that has been developed to replicate the textures, colors and patterns of natural clay or shale brick. Similar to other types of stone veneer, brick panels are shaped with forms that were created by stamping real brick into a mold. This process produces a thin brick-like surface that looks like real brick while offering a variety of consistent colors and complementary mortars.
For decades those wanting brick siding or an exposed brick wall would have to hire a mason, which unfortunately is one of the most costly skills you can employ. Brick veneer on the other hand is a much more affordable option when compared to real brick and the installation costs associated with it.
Planning Your Brick Upgrade Project
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Using the Visualizer
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When you decide to add an exposed brick wall or brick siding to your home it’s important to remember that once finished, it will bring a lot of red to the space. We recommend using the GenStone visualizer below to plan not only your brick wall but also determine how it will impact the existing color scheme. The visualizer allows you to not only explore our brick styles but also other popular GenStone faux stone panels.
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Our team is here to help! No matter where you are in the process of planning your project, we are available to answer any questions you have about our faux stone system. Send us a message on your favorite social media platform or give us a call to get in touch with our support team.
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