real brick for backsplash
I would like to have a fireplace mantle surround above my kitchen cooktop. Since I have an early style home, I would like to use half brick for the back splash within this mantle surround. I would like to have the brick laid in a herring bone pattern. My concern is how would I seal the brick so as not to get a shiny finish. The sealant would also have to be approved to be used near heat. I know that one can buy tile which mimics brick but I'm thinking it might look too modern. Any thoughts?