Let us take a moment to focus on the growing trend of installing brick slips in bathrooms.
After a long hard day at work, there is nothing more relaxing than taking a long soak in the bath. What is not relaxing is having to look at mouldy grout and peeling paintwork.
Its official, tiles are out and brick slips are in!
When designing a bathroom incorporating real clay brick slips needs careful thought. There are several essential things that need to be considered before you install your bathroom brick slips.
Choosing the right wall in your bathroom is paramount, the term “less is more” might apply if your bathroom has a small footprint. This is because you will need plenty of space for your mirrors to open the space up.
Larger bathrooms can absorb brickwork like a sponge and will allow the texture to be absorbed into the room.
Brick slips can be installed on any substrate as long as the wall is structurally sound. If you plan to install in any wet areas then standard tiling and sealing principles will need to be applied to ensure that your wall stands the test of time.
The texture of the brick slip is very important when looking to install in a bathroom area. As we generally frequent these areas with our birthday suits on, we wouldn’t want to graze our bare bodies on a brick that was sharp or rough.
Many tiles such as natural stone, travertine, marble and limestone are porous and need sealing. Brick is no exception, you must always seal brick slips when installing them into a bathroom.
By sealing the brickwork you are making the surface hydrophobic and thus preventing any moisture from getting through to the wall bonding.
Be inspired by brick slips in bathrooms.
As always, creativity and design comes from being inspired. If you are thinking of installing brick slips in your bathroom then take a look at our inspiration gallery.
Personal choice and preference always plays a part in any design.
Brick is a natural hard wearing surface and will last much longer than most wall coverings. It will offer the same level of longevity as any other bathroom surface.
Customers Project, before…
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Our main advice when installing brick slips in bathrooms would be that if the surface is going to be subjected to being wet and splashed then sealing using a brick sealer is most certainly the way forward.