What are the exact measurements of a ClassicBrick Faux Brick panel?
ClassicBrick Faux Brick panels measure 23 13/16” tall x 44 13/16” wide. Slight variations due to texture are natural.
Are there different thicknesses of ClassicBrick Faux Brick panels?
Yes. The ClassicBrick Faux Brick panels come in two different thicknesses: a ½” thick panel & a 1” thick panel. The thinner, ½” panel offers a less expensive panel option and a softer brick texture since the grout lines are not as deep as the 1” panel. The ½” panels install by butting together & a seamless look is achieved by running caulking along all horizontal & vertical seams. The thicker, 1” panels have overlapping bricks on the edges so less caulking is required, making them the easiest install option. ClassicBrick caulking is used to hide seams & screw heads in all installs.
What material are ClassicBrick panels made from?
ClassicBrick Faux Brick panels are made from high density polyurethane.
Are there thickness variations in ClassicBrick Faux Brick panels?
Yes, since the panels are polyurethane, they naturally will vary slightly in thickness, typically about 1/8” but sometimes more. This is due to the silicone molding process which is necessary with poly production, most often causing variation from the panel edges and the middle. ClassicBrick Faux Brick panels will typically have these variations in thickness and also in panel detail and corner formation (such as slightly rounded corners in some panels). These variations are typically not an issue as they mimic the same variations and inconsistencies found in real brick. But, if you have some joints where the thickness is causing too much of a difference between two adjacent panels, they can be buttered or furred out slightly with any backer.
What kind of screws/nails do you use to install ClassicBrick panels?
This depends on the surface that the ClassicBrick is being mounted to. Finishing nails are the most recommended, as they leave small entrance holes, and are very fast. Wood screws and drywall screws are also common. Screws must penetrate at least 1” to properly secure the product. If using screws, the screwheads get covered with ClassicBrick caulking.
Do you need to use an adhesive to install ClassicBrick panels?
Not for most typical installations. It is best to reference the ClassicBrick Install Sheet.
Can ClassicBrick panels be installed outside?
ClassicBrick panels are designed for interior use, however, if you have an exterior project where you would like to use ClassicBrick, please contact us to discuss the special order of exterior-rated panels or the use of our exterior-rated Faux Modern Brick panels.
What tools are required to install ClassicBrick?
Installation of ClassicBrick panels is certainly a DIY project & only basic tools are needed to install. ClassicBrick panels are easily cut using regular wood working saw blades. Required tools are outlined in the ClassicBrick Install Sheet.
How are corners finished?
The panels are mitered at the corners for a continuous look.
Are ClassicBrick panels waterproof?
Yes, ClassicBrick panels are waterproof as well as mold & mildew proof.
Can ClassicBrick panels be used in a shower?
No, it is not recommended that ClassicBrick panels be used in a shower.
Are ClassicBrick panels fireproof?
ClassicBrick panels are not fireproof. They are fire resistant and have a Class A fire rating.
Can ClassicBrick panels be used around a fireplace?
ClassicBrick panels and can be used around some electric & gas fireplaces. The panels have a Class A fire rating. Always check with local building codes and the fireplace manual to ensure proper materials & clearances. In most situations the panels are not suitable for use around wood burning fireplaces.
Can ClassicBrick panels be used as a kitchen backsplash?
They could be used as a backsplash, however, even though they aren’t porous, grease and oils could definitely sit on top of the panels and therefore the panels could potentially be stained by cooking grease/animal fats/and or other food products. The other thing to consider is the type of stove in the kitchen. If the stove has a flame, the panels are combustible. Likely, going with a ceramic/porcelain tile for a kitchen backsplash would be best.
Does the wall need to be reinforced to install ClassicBrick panels?
Not at all. ClassicBrick panels weigh in at only 1 lb/sq.ft. so they are extremely lightweight.
Are there any accessory trims available for ClassicBrick panels?
Yes, there are classicBRICK Ledge Trims & Electrical Trims. These trims can be found on the Wall Theory site.
What are the average lead times for shipping ClassicBrick panels?
Average production time is about 2-3 weeks. We always recommend checking before ordering.