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Can your brick slips be installed in a shower?
Yes! you can use certainly use brick slips in a shower installation. Providing that the brick slips are installed correctly, our slips make an attractive alternative solution to standard run of the mill bathroom tiles.
When you install brick slips in a shower area it is worth noting that the slips must be sealed adequately.
Sealing the tiles and always keeping the room well ventilated ensures longevity of the product.
This process basically stops spores and mould from forming on the brick surface.
What is mortar?
When building and constructing using masonry products, mortar is the principle binding material that is used to bond brick work together.
Brick slips can be installed without the need for mortar or a mortar joint. Using mortar with brick slips will always make the surface structure more stable.
Traditional sand and cement mortar is almost always used to hold brick or stone together.
When you install brick slips the same material can be used to grout the brick slips.
Grouting is done by piping in the mortar using a Mortar pointing gun.
Using traditional mortars when installing brick slips does have its drawbacks.
Colour consistency can be difficult to obtain for the reason that sands vary somewhat.
Consequently pre mixed pointing mortar is often recommended when pointing brick slips, the finish of this product is consistent and uniform.
Can pointing mortar be used inside and outside?
Pointing mortar can be used both internally and externally and weathers in exactly the same way as normal sand and cement mortar.
Are brick slips cut from reclaimed bricks ok to use?
We make sure that every reclaimed brick that we source is of sound quality and capable of withstanding the harsh process of cutting.
As with any reclaimed product there will be size differences and aesthetic anomalies.
These are all the qualities which make this particular brick type such a sought after product.
All of our brick slips are suitable for either internal or external wall cladding.
Should I look to match my house brick when installing a brick slip internal feature wall?
Many customers think this is the case but in reality it certainly is not. The vast majority of UK houses are built with uninspiring mass produced bricks that offer no character and very little in the way of colour.
Our products bring colour and class to any installation, all of our products are hand picked and selected for their unique qualities.
These qualities allow a brick slip internal feature wall design to outshine and go beyond the mundane appearance, that often the external brick work exudes.
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