Reclaimed, glazed thin brick
Trikeenan Tileworks’ Boneyard Brick is a glazed thin brick product that combines reclaimed materials from two factories: post-industrial waste from Trikeenan and Metropolitan Ceramics.
Trikeenan uses salvaged thin brick from Metropolitan’s METROBRICK “boneyard,” and then glazes it with their recycled glazes. Trikeenan uses a closed-loop system, meaning no glaze or clay waste leaves the factory. Clean water in, clean water out. One-hundred percent of any glaze waste is reused in this process. The resulting products have 95 percent recycled content, and are 100 percent VOC free.
Boneyard Brick can be specified in the most demanding of interior and exterior wall cladding environments. Glazed thin brick has the added advantage of being suitable for wet areas, especially those needing sanitary surfaces such as commercial kitchens, bathrooms, pools and spas. The reduced absorption of glazed brick also reduces or eliminates spalling and efflorescence.
Boneyard Brick is offered in 15 colors and three sizes. Edge cap and corner pieces are also available, as are custom colors. All of the bricks are 5/8-inch thick, including a dovetail back that locks into mortar. It can be used in all interior and exterior applications, where either thin brick or tile is traditionally used. Thin brick installations include, among others, cast in concrete, field applied systems, tilt-up panels, insulated concrete formed walls, prefabricated insulated panels, direct applied systems, precast concrete, prefabricated light gauge metal framing, and modular component construction.
LEED points may be available under the categories of recycled content; no VOC emission; regional procurement from local resources and local materials usage; and innovation in design.
For more information, visit www.trikeenan.com.
Originally published in Masonry magazine.
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