1303 Harrison Ave.
Reclaimed Brick FAQ's, compliments of Vintage Brick Salvage LLC.
|Historic Brick Sizes of North America|
|Roman||11 1/2"||3 1/2"||1 5/8"|
|Norman||11 1/2"||3 1/2"||2 3/4"|
Q: What is the story on your antique brick tile?
A: We start with an actual reclaimed brick, Chicago commons are popular, but we also cut pavers and other brick. Then we slice it in our own facility in an automated process using production machinery and diamond blades. It is then packed in cardboard tile boxes, palletized and shipped. When installed well, I dare you to tell the difference between a thin brick and full brick installation. We slice antique brick tile for walls and floors. We also make some thicker cuts that make a great pavers.
Q: What size is normal for Street Pavers?
A: Most Midwest made clay street pavers are between 8 ��-9� long and and between 3 5/8�-4� wide and deep.
Can you use reclaimed brick outdoors?
A: Reclaimed street pavers can be installed indoors or out. They will outlast all of us. Common brick should not be used for paving in areas that have any freeze/thaw. I have always told people that if you can grow oranges, you have the correct climate for paving with common brick. Otherwise the 8% plus absorption rating that is usually found in a common reclaimed brick combined with any freeze will cause the brick to disintegrate as it expands from freezing. Vertical installations are usually O.K. in any climate, but I would recommend using a masonry sealer to help keep out the enemy of the natural clay brick; moisture.
Q: Where do you get your brick?
A: We buy our brick from demolition contractors
that we have contracts with here in Chicago and the Northern
Illinois region. We also buy stacked common brick from all over the
country. If you are interested in providing us with stacked,
cleaned, reclaimed brick, contact Tom Svoboda @ 1-800-VINTAGE or fill
out our contact form.