Brick-look tile is designed to mimic the appearance of authentic brick material. Available in various colors and styles—from traditional red brick to more modern white or gray options—it offers a durable, attractive tile choice for kitchen and bathroom floors, walls, and backsplashes.
So whether you want to give your home or business a rustic, industrial look without the high costs and maintenance of traditional brick, brick-look tile is the perfect solution.
This guide covers everything you need to know about this trendy tile option, so you can confidently transform any space!
Brick-Look Tile Benefits
Wondering why we love this style so much? Well, aside from its rustic appeal that instantly transports you to a cozy country villa in Italy, it’s also incredibly durable and resistant to scratches, stains, and even moisture—making it an excellent option for high-traffic areas like residential kitchens and bathrooms or commercial cafes and restaurants.
Additionally, brick-look tile is easy to clean and can be installed on both floors and walls, allowing endless design possibilities.
Types of Brick-Look Tile
Brick-look tile comes in various types, each with unique characteristics and benefits. The most common tile materials include porcelain and ceramic.
- Porcelain brick-look tile is the most durable and moisture-resistant.
- Ceramic brick-look tile is more affordable and typically comes in a broader range of colors and styles.
Always consider your budget, design preferences, and intended use of tile before you choose your material.
How to Install Brick-Look Tile
Installing brick-look tile can be a DIY project, but following the proper steps is essential to ensure a successful installation.
- First, measure and mark the area where you plan to install the title.
- Next, prepare the surface by cleaning and leveling it.
- Mix the mortar according to the manufacturer’s instructions and apply it to the surface using a notched trowel.
- Then, place the tile onto the mortar, using spacers to ensure even spacing between tiles. Once the mortar has dried, remove the spacers and apply grout between the tiles.
- Finally, clean the surface and seal the grout to prevent staining and moisture damage.
Maintenance and Cleaning Tips
Although a durable and low-maintenance flooring option, this style of tile still requires some upkeep to ensure it looks its best.
Regular sweeping and mopping with a mild cleaner are usually sufficient for daily cleaning. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive scrubbers, which can damage the tile’s surface.
Instead, if you notice any stains or discoloration, gently scrub the affected area using a specialized tile cleaner or a mixture of baking soda and water.
It’s also essential to periodically seal the grout to prevent moisture damage and staining.
Inspire Your Brick-Look Tile Design
Before we go, here are a few of our favorite collections to inspire your room’s design.
Made using ceramic tile, this option features a gorgeous matte finish that sets the stage for entertaining and sophistication. This collection is available in six colors and can complement any room in your home or commercial space.
If you want to make your space look like the real thing, Specialty Brick by Jeffrey Court brings a unique yet functional approach to modern-industrial design. Using porcelain, this collection offers a durable solution that’s both contemporary and inviting.
Who wouldn’t follow this gorgeous brick road? Perfect for indoor and outdoor applications, this collection creates an authentic weathered look to bring forth the rustic imperfections of brick that tie in its post-industrial heritage and timeless beauty.
In addition to flooring, you can install this collection on walls and backsplashes in your private home or residential properties.
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