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How to Use Brick-Look Tile in Your Design

Posted by Daltile Team on Nov 2, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Brickwork on the walls in Redwood Grove

Exposed brick walls are becoming a hot design trend, but the same look and feel can be achieved with brick tile. These tiles can add to either a rustic, industrial space, a sophisticated, effortless warehouse design, or even an old-world cottage vibe. They supply texture, warmth, and personality regardless of the style of the room. Here are some stunning ideas for inspiration.

Use It as a Blacksplash

For a backsplash in an industrial-style kitchen, go with Alcove tile from the Brickwork collection. This tile looks stunning when used alone or with any additional tiles. The entire line injects just the right amount of edgy industrial style to a kitchen. When choosing a countertop to pair with your backsplash, go with either dark gray slate, dark black or green granite, or a porcelain tile that looks like limestone, such as the Ever line.

If you love the look of a Alcove tile backsplash, but are going for more of a traditional style, use a lighter Brickwork shade like Atrium, or mix it with a natural stone tile, such as a Baja Cream Brick-Joint tile. You can use the stone as a border, or you can mix the two in a diamond pattern. To finish your design, consider going with a granite countertop, such as Rum Raisin or Pacific Sand from the One Quartz Surfaces line.

Create an Accent Wall

Whether your style is elegant, traditional, or contemporary, your space can probably benefit from an accent wall. If you're going for a less rustic look, consider creating an accent wall with Brickwork tile in Studio. This neutral-colored brick makes for a beautiful accent wall because it's versatile and won't overwhelm a space.

If you're going for more of a traditional, cottage vibe, consider going with Atrium tile, which has a very refined look. It can be used as a neutral accent wall, and gives off a shabby chic vibe. Consider using it in a room that's primarily white with pastel and brighter pops of color throughout the space.

Mix and Match Multiple Tiles

When using brick-inspired tile, don't be afraid to mix and match various materials and tile shapes. For instance, you can achieve striking results by mixing Brickwork tile with other brick-shaped natural stone, porcelain, or ceramic tile—depending on the look and style you want to achieve. For example, consider using Brickwork tile with any cement-look tile to create a sophisticated industrial design.

Brick tile isn't always red. In fact, you have many color options when working with Brickwork tile. When designing your space, start with these tips for inspiration. When you're ready to choose a material, head to your local Daltile retailer or dealer.

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