Remember -- You do not need to purchase and install a metal lath or buy an additional metal "track system" to biolt into your walls for installation of Z-BRICK. Just spread the mortar or Z-MENT on any wall and press in the Z-BRICK. Z-BRICK was invented for the beginners and Do-It-Yourselfers and cost-conscious buyers in both Commercial and Residential communities.
Before applying adhesive, lay out a single row of Z-Bricks at the base of your installation. This helps determine proper spacing between each brick. Also, intermix muliple bricks from different cartons to insure a more balanced look.
1) Apply 3 full horizontal rows beginning at the upper left corner of wall. Work left to right. Complete the top horizontal row before beginning the next row underneath. Masons like to work floor/bottom up but with brick veneer it is easier to use the ceiling as your guide.
2) After the top 3 horizontal rows are in place, establish your vertical line by working down the far left edge of wall, placing one brick below the other until you reach the bottom row. Alternate 1 full brick then 1/2 brick for a traditional running bond. Continue applying brick by working left to right, top to bottom.
Applying Z-MENT Adhesive Mortar
Work in 1’ x 5’ sections while spreading Z-MENT or traditional mortar about 1/8” thick.
Press brick firmly into adhesive making sure no air gets trapped behind the brick. Allow adhesive mortar to “ooze” out around all 4 edges to ensure a tight seal.
Optional: Smooth exposed adhesive (mortar line) with a stick or narrow brush. Remove any excess and return it to your container.
To finish, use a damp cloth and remove all smears and smudges.
What You’ll Need
Z-BRICK® is made of natural materials. Minor color differences in production may occur. Purchase enough product to complete installation with 5% extra. Sometimes Z-Bricks may appear wet in carton – this does not affect quality. For a more natural appearance, intermix the contents of several cartons before installation. Allow the bricks to air-dry for 24 hours prior.
IMPORTANT: Preparing the Surface
Helpful Hints Before You Get Started
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