There’s nothing like a home makeover that is quick, simple, and yet results in a beautiful transformation.
While you can change a color scheme with paint and new soft furnishings like curtains and cushions, Native Custom Stone’s Go-Brick veneer can change the look of your home so dramatically you’ll have friends and family gasping in admiration. Better still, the system is so simple any confident home handyman or DIY enthusiast can do it single-handed.
What is GoBrick?
An ingenious faux brick product, GoBrick is a lightweight veneer that is manufactured in the form of half-inch thick panels. Instead of laying clay or concrete bricks on a concrete foundation using mortar, GoBrick panels are installed using ordinary tile adhesive to apply them directly to the wall they are going to cover. As long as the surface is vertical, you can use the product. No foundation, no skills, and minimal mess!
Suitable for interior and exterior walls, GoBrick can be used to transform an entire building, or as a tool to metamorphose a room, either in its entirety or by introducing a feature wall.
The product is available in a number of guises that mimic the appearance of bricks and mortar and the different ways they are laid.
- There are several standard colors including Antique Red, Schoolhouse Red, Sunset Rust, Orchard Blend, Old Dixie Grey, Vintage Atlanta, and Savannah Beach.
- While the joint width for all colors is 3/8 inch, the joint depth varies and is available in imitation of different finishes: deep raked, full tooled, and full brushed.
- Several mortar-joint colors are available too: Natural Off-White, and Natural Grey, as well as various complementary colors.
Since GoBrick is such a popular product for updating the interior of homes, Native Custom Stone also produces corner panels, faux brick sills, and accessories manufactured for use around electric plug points, light switches, and so on.
Panels are 2¼ inches high and 75/8 inches long and each panel weighs between four and six lbs. They are packaged flat with 58 panels in each box, and each box weighs about 24 lbs.
Minimal tools are required to install GoBrick. A chalk line and/or spirit level, or a shorter torpedo level, are invaluable tools for keeping the panels straight and level. You will also need a measuring tape, preferably a retractable steel tape, and a notched trowel to apply tile adhesive.
The panels don’t have to be sealed if installed indoors but should be sealed if used to transform exterior walls. Native Custom Stone offers Natural Shield Sealer that has a three- to five-year lifespan.
If you’d like to update your home with GoBrick, contact Native Custom Stone or order online from Home Depot or Build Direct.