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Do Brick Slips Need Mortar? How To Pick The Right One

Brick Slips And Mortar

brick slip mortar for Fireplace Brick Slips

Do Brick Slips need mortar? No not really but if you’re looking for an authentic brick finish we would always recommend using mortar.

Brick slips need mortar for installation. According to the installation guides provided by various sources, the process of installing brick slips involves applying adhesive and mortar to the wall and the back of the brick slips, pressing the brick slips into place, and then using a pointing trowel to finish the mortar and clean up any excess before it dries. The most common types of mortar used for brick slips are cement mortar and sand-lime mortar. Cement mortar is stronger than sand-lime mortar, but also more expensive. The mortar should be applied when the bricks are still slightly damp. If you wait until they dry out completely, the mortar will crack.

If you wish to opt for a “floating” brick slip wall then you would simply install the brick slips using adhesive and spacers. once dried you would remove the spacers and the process would end there. For a more natural finish you would point your brick slips once installed.

We supply a range of mortar with a colour choice of Natural grey and chalk white. depending on personal preference. We also recommend using a pointing gun to point the brick slips which makes it that bit easier and quicker.

Now you know wether you do or don’t need to point brick slips your next step is to order your brick slips which you can do below.


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