I am almost ready to apply a brick veneer to my oven and block pedestal. I have never installed brick veneer so I am seeking installation tips and lessons learned. I also have some initial questions about the installation.
Should I place a spacer under very first row on the back of the oven or should the first row of the veneer just rest on the brick frame?
Should I seal the red brick frame before installing the veneer?
I plan to use type S mortar to adhere the thin bricks, do I apply the mortar to the thin bricks and /or the oven walls?
Do you grout with type S mortar or do you have to use actual tile grout or something else?
Thanks very much.
I set mine using the same S mortar but I added the bonding agent and acrylic fortifier to my mixes. I set my veneer in a small bed of mortar on the base to start my courses. I would also recommend a mortar bag to fill any gaps.
Thanks for sharing! Can you please elaborate more on what and how much bonding agent you added? I assume you added it to the dry mortar mix? Did you grout with the same mixture?
Sure, I used this with each bag I mixed vs straight water. I did use the mortar as my grout as well. That was where the mortar bag came in handy, just try and get a good consistency that isnt too thick but wont run out of the joints.
Another option to add to your mortar mix
Thanks very much, I didn’t even know that additives for mortar existed. This is very helpful, much appreciated.