The New Style Of Old World Brick

May 12, 2017

Have you ever been inspired by brick walls or flooring in an urban loft in New York, a funky bar, or a grand atrium? During a home remodeling television show, do you wait anxiously for the reveal of a hidden brick wall? You’re not alone! Bricks add instant warmth, create a nostalgic texture, and bring a refined rustic charm to any room. Yet, many homeowners are hesitant to install bricks inside the home – particularly in the kitchen – due to installation challenges, weight and maintenance. But there’s no need to fear! Brick-look tile is the perfect solution offering the authentic look and style of real bricks in effortless and durable porcelain.

Backsplashes, floors, accent walls, fireplace surrounds, and virtually every other area of your home come alive with one of today’s hottest trends: brick-look tiles. These new tiles add the charm of brick with a contemporary flair and were designed to mix and match with other tile looks in the collection – terracotta-inspired and wood grain tiles. Use together or separately to create incredible backsplashes, countertops, flooring, and shower surrounds. Perfect for whole house installations, this tile is especially designed to coordinate between the Cotto, Wood Planks, and Bricks, transitioning seamlessly from one room to the next – a dream solution for homeowners craving the look of a professionally designed home.

Mudrooms and laundry rooms don’t have to be dreary or dull. Great for busy families, and especially families with pets, mudrooms should be outfitted with surfaces that are durable, easy to clean, and virtually maintenance-free. Celebrate the use and utility of this space by updating it for function and beauty. Move your laundry out of the dark dingy basement and into a space with abundant natural light and that’s more accessible to the busy center of your home. When designing with a modern aesthetic in mind, adding in classic elements — like a brick floor — makes the home more interesting and appealing. Above all, mudrooms and laundry rooms must be functional, easy-to-clean, and require little maintenance. Install in creative patterns like chevron and herringbone to turn an ordinary space into an extraordinary one.

While traditional bricks are beautiful, they do require significant maintenance and special cleaning. These new style tile bricks bring you the classic rustic nature of Old World bricks with the easy cleaning and care of porcelain tile. These brick tiles can be used practically anywhere, including high-moisture areas like bathrooms and mud rooms— they make great backsplashes in even the busiest of kitchens. A simple wipe down or damp mopping is all that’s needed to remain handsome for decades to come.