Brick facing (it is also called the "front" and "facade" material) is used to finish the facades and other exterior elements of buildings and has the same size as the usual - 250x120x65mm. In addition, there are materials and with a smaller width (85 mm).
Before you decide which type of lining is best, it is advisable to familiarize yourself with the existing varieties of this type of building decoration material.
Let's start with the fact that materials for cladding, buildings are usually hollowed out, so that they have excellent thermal performance. Indeed, in accordance with the existing regulatory requirements, the lining of the building must reliably protect it from the harsh winter frosts and have a fairly presentable appearance.
The last condition implies the following:
Several types of decoration or facade brick products meet all of these requirements, currently produced by domestic and foreign manufacturers. The most representative of these products are:
Glazed and Angled ceramics are supposed to be used in cases where you want to give the facade of the building an original, unlike anything else. A wide choice of colors, which distinguishes products of this class from similar products, will allow you to realize your wildest "ideas".
A similar requirement is made to the appearance of a brick, consisting in that there are no cracks or surges on their surface, and no blistering is observed. It is allowed to have small notches and scarabkins on them, but only in strictly limited quantities.
The disadvantages of this type of facing product can include the fragility of color coating (top layer of the product), for which reason the demand for them is not very large. These products come to us mainly from abroad to order, although the established production of products of this type exist in Russia.
A clinker-type cladding is used for finishing the socles of buildings, for paving roads, courtyards, streets, as well as the arrangement of floors in the shops of industrial enterprises and cladding facades.
In the manufacture of this type of brick material, special refractory clays are used, which are subjected to roasting at more significant temperatures than is usually the case when producing ordinary material.
Clinker for patio
Such a brick has a rather high cost, so it is advisable to use it only in when the elements of buildings or pavements are operated in the toughest modes.
The facade is decorated with bricks
We hope that on the basis of everything of the above, you can decide for yourself which facing brick it is best to apply when implementing your construction project.
Finally, we recall that when purchasing imported material, we should not forget that that European standards do not necessarily have to meet domestic standards, and that these products may differ markedly in terms of frost resistance and strength, for example. It is especially important to remember this when using imported and domestic bricks in complex.
How to properly do the facing masonry, see the following video: