Brick Tiles: Exposed Brick Without the Mess!

An exposed brick wall has been a popular look in interiors for a long time. Bare bricks not only adds character and texture to a property, it can be a great way to get an industrial, rustic or urban look in your home.

exposed brick wall living room

But what if you are not able to expose the brick beneath your plaster walls, you don’t want to have to deal with the mess or you just can’t afford that expensive loft or warehouse flat?  Well, there’s another solution to getting the exposed brick look at a fraction of the cost of moving house or having to do any major work!

exposed brick with chair

What if I told you that gorgeous kitchen below wasn’t bricks at all? What if I told you those were brick effect tiles?

Muralla brick effect tiles

This is the Muralla range and comes in 5 gorgeous colours in a 7.5cm x 28cm slip tile that can’t be beaten on authenticity.

Muralla brick range at Tile Mountain


A porcelain tile means it’s hard-wearing and easy to install and designed for use on walls to create a realistic looking brick effect that will fool anyone into thinking it’s the real thing.

We also carry the London Brick range which is a large format (66cm x 44cm) printed wall tile with a faux grout line and comes in two great colours – white as well as red brick.

London White Brick Wall Tiles from Tile Mountain

To match the grout lines between the tiles to the faux grout lines, we recommend using our Ultracolor Limestone Grout.

London red brick wall tile from Tile Mountain

And finally, we have our West End Tile – a 10cm x 20cm porcelain tile suitable for both walls and floors which creates a real rustic charm, perfect for a country or farmhouse style kitchen.

West End Red Brick Wall and Floor Tile

The versatility of the size means you can install them not just in a brick bond formation but also in perhaps a herringbone pattern, creating a fantastic textural statement in a contemporary space.

West End White Brick Wall and Floor Tile

West End has a matt texture allowing for greater slip resistance when used on a floor and a timeless appeal when used on a wall.

West End Rose Brick Wall and Floor Tile

So as you can see, there’s a great alternative to real brick without the messy and expensive work of exposing and sealing walls or having to move house! This is a fantastic way to get that industrial or rustic style in a hard wearing tile that truly gives you the same look for less.

Is this a style you would use in your home? Which is your favourite and where would you use it? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

Image sources: The Everygirl with Interior Define / Alvhem Makleri via Decoholic / All others Tile Mountain

A Social Media and Content Marketing Editor, Kimberly Duran is an Interior Design-obsessed American ex-pat, who chronicles her decorating journey in her personal blog, Swoon Worthy. When she’s not helplessly drooling over blogs, design sites and adding things to the imaginary ‘shopping basket’ in her head, she likes to get messy tackling DIY projects with her partner in crime, Wayne, stalking eBay for bargains, taking Instagram pictures of her cats, and continuing her love affair with gold spray paint.