Glazed Brick

What Is Glazed Brick?

Glazed brick starts out life just like any other standard brick used in masonry. But while the latter typically gets fired once, glazed brick gets a second firing. And that’s where the magic happens. The second firing fuses a ceramic coating to the brick, giving it a glazed finish that can be either glossy or matte. But the benefits aren’t just aesthetic. That outer coating is also near-invincible, making it a prized material among builders everywhere. It’s available in various sizes and in full and thin brick options.

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Why Use Glazed Brick?

It is a classic building material that never goes out of style.

Damage-Resistant and Fade-Proof
It’s protected by a layer of outer glazing that can withstand liquid, gases, extreme weather, everyday wear and tear, and more. And graffiti? Doesn’t stand a chance.

It’s made from natural clay or super-strong concrete, with all of the virtues of full-bed brick. It creates lasting and solid structures that are well insulated against external elements and noise.

It works both indoors and outdoors. It provides structural support for load-bearing walls and is also suitable for aesthetic upgrades and flourishes.

Simple Maintenance 
It requires very little upkeep and retains its beauty year after year.

Glazed Brick Types


Explore glazed brick options from Glen-Gery and King Klinker, trusted names in premium architectural products.

Colours, Styles, and Textures

Glazed brick is available in different styles to suit every design aesthetic. 

Explore our design inspiration page for more ideas.

Glazed Brick Application

Glazed brick is used mainly in wall construction and is particularly suited to structural walls, partition walls, and veneers.

In general, working with glazed brick is just like working with any other type of full-bed brick or thin brick. The same rules and principles of good construction apply.

For full-bed glazed brick, ensuring proper drainage is a must. This includes constructing a cavity wall of at least 2 inches (or 4 centimetres) and installing the necessary flashing and weep holes to allow moisture to escape.

Even though glazed brick is a tough material, it can still get nicked and dinged during construction. Avoid metal tools, acids, and abrasive cleaners, which can scratch or otherwise damage the glazing. Instead, wipe down the surface with clean water and detergent. You can also use a stiff fibre brush on extra tough stains and to clear away excess mortar bits.

Why Choose I-XL Building Products

I-XL is Canada’s go-to brick supplier, offering an extensive selection of products to meet the needs of everyone from professional designers and architects to builders, masonry contractors, and DIYers. With an extensive product range and unbeatable customer service, I-XL has established itself as one of the most reliable suppliers in Canada for all your building needs.

Ready to start your next project? Get in touch to explore your options and request a free quote.

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