I have some old brick that has been sliced to 1/2" thick. I am installing this on the lower 48" of my kitchen walls and backsplash.
The place where I purchased this has a recommended installation, which is not up to normal building practice.
The brick is over 100 years and very porous.
I already have hardibacker 500 for the installation. Kind of wishing I would have went with durock or some other cement board but I have the hardibacker.
1. What would be best thinset in the application? I have some verasabond leftover from a different job the other day. Not enough to do the whole job though.
2. What about grout? Whatever thinset I use probably has a recommendation but looking for your input.
3. What about sealer for the grout? I have read through the threads and this open to lots of debate.
4. What about sealer for the brick?
The link below is to a video that the seller of the brick has for recommended installation. Please provide thoughts on this. It looks easy and the appearance of the results are ceratainly satisfactory for what we are after.... but I want to get it good so this doesn't fall off.
If you don't want to see the video, they are basically using a mixture of thinset and grout together and then letting that ooze between the installation for the grout.
This link will also show you the brick I am installing.
Video is 2 minutes long.
Thanks for your time.