Bricks may be broadly classified as
- Building bricks
- Paving bricks
- Fire bricks
- Special bricks.
Building Bricks: These bricks are used for the construction of walls.
Paving Bricks: These are vitrified bricks and are used as pavers.
Fire Bricks: These bricks are specially made to withstand furnace temperature. Silica bricks belong to this category.
Special Bricks: These bricks are different from the commonly used building bricks with respect to their shape and the purpose for which they are made. Some of such bricks are listed below:
- Specially shaped bricks
- Facing bricks
- Perforated building bricks
- Burnt clay hollow bricks
- Sewer bricks
- Acid resistant bricks.