What Is Manufactured Brick?

Manufactured brick, also known as handmade brick veneer, is a type of thin brick with endless possibilities. On the surface, it has all the character and appeal of traditional masonry. But without the heft and thickness of full-bed brick.

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Manufactured brick comes in thin lightweight pieces known as flats and corners. These pieces are attached to an existing structure with adhesive and can be arranged to form interlocking patterns that are virtually indistinguishable from hand-laid brick. And once manufactured brick is installed, it’s incredibly low-maintenance. It just needs an occasional cleaning to remove dust or debris.

The result? A beautiful and lasting addition to any space.

Why Use Manufactured Brick?

It seamlessly re-creates the beauty and charm of traditional masonry.

Easy Handling
It’s lightweight, easy to transport, and installs quickly.

It’s durable and long-lasting, with a lifespan measured in decades.

It works both indoors and outdoors, as well as for small upgrades and major overhauls. Plus, it comes in a wide variety of styles and colours.

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

Manufactured Brick Types


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Colours, Styles, and Textures

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

Working with a neutral colour palette? Our best-selling Chalk Dust TundraBrick offers a classically-shaped profile in a timeless shade of white.

Looking for a warm and cozy tone? Riverbed TundraBrick is a beautifully distressed option that captures the old-world charm of aged brick.

Explore our design inspiration page for more ideas.

Manufactured Brick Application

Suburban home or city condo. Professional office or corner cafe. Anyone can upgrade their property with manufactured brick, no matter what their existing structure is made from. Wood, concrete, drywall — manufactured brick can be applied to all.

Here are some of the most popular ways to upgrade your space with manufactured brick. 

  • Kitchen backsplashes
    You can’t beat a kitchen backsplash when it comes to design ROI. Upgrading this small space with manufactured brick can instantly transform the entire look and feel of your kitchen.
  • Fireplaces
    Nothing says home quite like a cozy brick fireplace. And with manufactured brick, you don’t have to build one from scratch.
  • Accent walls
    In about the same time as it takes to apply a fresh coat of paint, you can create a distinctive statement wall with manufactured brick in a variety of colours and textures.
  • Patios
    And don’t forget your outdoors spaces! Create the ultimate outdoor oasis for unwinding and entertaining.

Why Choose I-XL Building Products

I-XL is the go-to supplier of building products in Canada, serving designers, architects, builders, masonry contractors, and DIYers for over a century. With I-XL, you can:

  • Explore top quality brands
    Find premium manufactured brick products that are made with care and built to last.
  • Get expert help from experienced professionals
    Got questions? We’ve got answers. Our team of experts can help you create stunning results with each and every project.

Get in touch to explore your options and request a free quote.

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