Let’s “Think Outside the Brick: How to Get Creative with Brick Slips”. Home renovation and construction. When we think of this, we know that brick is a timeless and classic choice for both exterior and interior walls. In order to add a unique and creative touch to your brick walls, what would you choose?
Brick slips, also known as brick veneers, are a great way to achieve a different look without having to completely rebuild your walls. In this article, we explore the various ways you can use brick slips to add a unique feature to your home.
What are Brick Slips?
Brick slips are thin faces of brick that are applied to walls, both interior and exterior, as a tile. They are typically around 20mm thick, (however we do sell 14mm in our Elite range). They fix to the wall using a rapid set adhesive. The result is a wall that looks like it is made of full size brick, but at a fraction of the cost and weight. Brick slips come in a variety of colours, textures, and sizes, and allow for very creative design possibilities.
Creative Exterior Walls
One of the most popular ways to use brick slips is to update the exterior of your home. By using different colours and patterns, you can create a unique and eye-catching façade that will set your home apart from the rest. For example, using a combination of red and black brick slips can create a unique design that will elevate your homes’ curb appeal. Another option is to use different sized brick slips to create a random, rustic look. We sell full size slips as well as headers, and corners to achieve different bond patterns. Bond patterns are especially effective on older homes, as they allow a more traditional and charming design appearance. See our blog post on bond patterns for more information!
Brick slips are used to create a bold accent and statement wall inside your home. This can be a great way to add character and interest to a room without overwhelming it. For example: using brick slips to create an feature wall in a living room. They can add warmth and texture to the space. This is especially effective when combined with other natural materials such as wood or stone.
Fireplaces are another popular use for brick slips. By using brick slips to create a fireplace surround, you can achieve a traditional, rustic look that will add character to your room. This can be especially effective in a living room or family room, as it will create a focal point for the space.
Brick slips can also be used for flooring*. This can be a great way to add a unique and rustic touch to your home. Brick slips can be used to create a patio or walkway, or even used as a flooring option inside your home. This can be especially effective in a kitchen or mudroom, as it will add character and durability to the space. *Please note that not all brickslips are suitable for flooring.
Brick slips are a versatile and cost-saving option for adding a creative and bespoke finish to your home. Whether you want to create a feature wall, re-vamp the exterior of your home, install a fireplace, or even use them for flooring, brick slips offer endless possibilities. They are easy to install and come in a variety of colours, textures, and sizes, allowing you to create a bespoke look. So, think outside the brick and consider using brick slips to add a creative touch to your home.