Brick is a beautiful building material, but like all building materials, it has its downsides. Specifically, brick is heavy. If you plan to use brick as a primary building material or for a façade, you often need to reinforce the foundation or add extra concrete footings. It can also be tough to use brick in remodels, such as adding an accent wall or creating a fireplace surround, for that very reason.
Enter thin brick. Thin brick has the same look and feel as normal brick, but it’s much thinner – which means it’s much lighter.