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​How to Add Brick Tile Flooring and Walls to Your Design

Posted by Daltile Team on Oct 5, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Brickwork in TerraceBrickwork in Terrace 2 x 8

Brick tile flooring is a durable, time-tested material that features a rugged surface, and adds a bit of old-world charm and glamour to any kitchen, living room, bathroom, or outdoor patio. Here are some inspirational tips and tricks to help you add this material to your home design.

Update Living Room Floors

A new popular way to use brick tile flooring is in a formal living room. The rough texture of brick tiles and grout can add a bit of the rustic to this sophisticated space. Consider using Brickwork on your floors. This line pays homage to American metropolitan nineteenth century brick heritage, and will immediately spice up any living room space. It uses modern ceramic technology to recreate traditional bricks, and features characteristics of artisanal masonry in a range of color blends. It comes in 2 x 8 and 4 x 8 sizes, and can easily be used to create a basket weave, herringbone, or stack pattern.

Add Character to a Wall

One wall of Brickwork tile is powerful, impactful, and reminiscent of a city loft or warehouse. The tiles draw the eye from top to bottom in one dramatic swoop, and provide great contrast when used alongside smooth white painted walls and wood floors. This wall could serve as the perfect canvas for vintage movie posters or contemporary artwork. Use these same as a kitchen backsplash or countertop in order to visually expand your entertaining space from your living room to the kitchen.

Consider pairing the brick tile with wood-look tile, such as the Saddle Brook line, for an overall modern design. It incorporates the natural knots and grain found in wood, and is a terrific backdrop for effortlessly mixing glass, stone, fabric, and metal design elements. Lightly textured surfaces and defined grain lines achieved through 3D imaging technology will bring depth and a sense of movement to any space. A wall's worth of brick tile in a contemporary urban kitchen would look incredibly striking when teamed with gray cabinetry and wood-look tile on the floor. Go with a darker shade to provide contrast and visually tie the countertops and wall together. Complete the look with a black island and trendy steel stools.

Choosing brick tile will allow you to effortlessly create visual interest on your walls and floors that will look good for years. If you're feeling inspired, head to your local Daltile distributor, retailer, or showroom to see your options in person.

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