Fireclay Tile recently announced “the most sustainable glazed brick ever produced” with a new Glazed Thin Brick for interior and exterior applications. The brick is available in nine colors and made in the USA with a skinny brick sourced from McNear Brick and Block near San Jose, California. Glazed Thin Brick has anywhere from 30-90% post-consumer recycled content and a lead- and VOC-free glaze.
The brick face is lighter than traditional glazed brick, resulting in about 85% cost and emissions reductions associated with transportation, according to Fireclay Tile.
Glazed Thin Brick is available in Standard (8 1/8 x 2 7/16), Modular (7 5/8 x 2 1/4), and Utility (11 5⁄8 x 3 5⁄8) with corners and caps. Standard colors include harbor, fern, cotton, snow, raw sugar, galaxy, montered bay, hacienda, and java. The product may contribute towards LEED credits for recycled content, regional materials, and low-emitting materials.
Credits: Fireclay Tile.