brick floor?

KelinMDMarch 1, 2014

Hello, I'm remodeling a 1947 cottage. I'd like things to look as old and original as I can. I'd like to put a brick floor in the mudroom. I've found a veneer on Brick Web that is real brick "flats" on a mesh that supposedly install just like tile. The application is usually walls, but they say they can be used on floors�has anyone ever tried this or have any reviews on this product? I can't do real brick due to the thickness and where it will meet the wood floor in the kitchen.

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Typical face brick is porous in order to better adhere to mortar so it is unsuitable for flooring that must resist abrasion, stains and repeated cleaning.

A better choice might be flooring made of dense hard-fired clay in the shape of a paver or a quarry tile. The tile is only 1/2 to 5/8 inch thick.

The clay quarry tile I prefer is called Heather Brown and made by Dennis Ruabon in Wales. They make a 3 5/8 x 7 5/8 tile that is the same size as the face of a standard American brick.

The photo shows a poor choice of joint grout; it should be darker in order to show off the beauty of the tile and to avoid uneven discoloration over time. They are also available with raised dimples or ridges for safety and in other sizes.

Here is a link that might be useful: clay quarry tiles from Wales

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