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Need To Identify Type of Brick?

Posted by debelli (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 17, 11 at 12:10

I need some briks replaced on a front porch and side steps in a home we recently bought but have NO idea what these bricks are called/considered. They have indented lines in them.

Can anyone identify them so I can all around and see who may have them with more information that "they're a brick red!"

Thanks!!!

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RE: Need To Identify Type of Brick?

It's called rug brick; the clay was scratched with steel points before being baked.

It was popular in our area in the 1940s and I haven't seen it on homes built since then.

If you're trying to match it, see local brick suppliers with a sample.


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RE: Need To Identify Type of Brick?

Worthy, thank you soooo much for chiming in with that information! The house was built around 1967/1968
With your information, I was able to go on line and find the info on the rug brick. When I called a local brick company they hadn't heard about "rug brick" but when I described it to the lady she told me they called it Vertex or Ver Tex, and it's a smooth and scratched brick.

Thanks again for helping solve my mystery!!!


Thanks again!

Here is a link that might be useful: Ver Tex Brick


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