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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BJJC Quality but somewhat strenuous to install!
I performed quite a bit of research prior to choosing Brick Web and watched every installation video I could find. It seemed simple enough, even though I've not worked with masonry before. Product was shipped on a pallet and shrink wrapped - not a broken brick in the bunch.
I installed using thinset mortar over concrete backer board. A critical step is to follow many other review suggestions and lay out the flats and corners and cut all to size prior to mixing the mortar. Cutting the bricks was easy using a hand held power saw with a diamond blade.
Once the mortar is mixed, you're on the clock and you need to move. If I had spent time custom cutting as I went along, I would have ended up with 1/2 the bricks installed and a bucket full of hard mortar!
Flats and corners press into the mortar and stay secure if you press in each brick. The webbing helps you keep the lines straight and you install a number of bricks at a time. You need to stay focused, but it's easy to get all the grout lines to match up.
It's some amount of work to lift and press everything in place, but you end up with a very professional looking installation - something I would be incapable of achieving laying full bricks in mortar.
I recommend highly, just be prepared to sweat a bit and have a supply of Ibuprofen ready after you've pressed in the last flat.
September 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rok Not what I expected
The brick does not look like the online photo and the spacing between the brick is much wider than the online photo. I would suggest looking at this product in stores if possible. I returned this item and chose something else.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lily77 Promontory Brickweb
Haven't installed yet. But it looks beautiful! I am sealing it first. It is a bit heavy, but I am sure it will look gorgeous!
June 24, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AlaskaGuy This a TON of work to do
I got this stuff because it is supposed to be faster/easier than working with regular bricks. We put up 18 boxes of this stuff on our front porch and it was a TON of work.
PASS #1: put up a "scratch coat" of adhesive over the plywood and let that harden.
PASS #2: put up the main coat of adhesive, properly grooved out, etc.
PASS #3: put up the bricks, cutting as necessary
PASS #4: put in the grout
We still have not done pass #4 yet.
Anyway, we worked and worked and WORKED to put this stuff up and found it pretty slow going. We also fund the stuff sags until the adhesive dries and hardens - so we used a pneumatic stapler to hold the bricks in place until it did. Makes for extra complication but it stopped the pieces from sliding down the wall.
Overall, we are happy with the results, and not sorry we went this route, but it was a TON of work. You should know that going in. I also think it was pretty expensive for what you get. Half of what they charge would be more reasonable.
December 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Soup Worked great for my project!!!
these worked out great, looked terrific after installation. My tile guy said they were easy to put up.
December 8, 2015