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.
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!
What if I told you that gorgeous kitchen below wasn’t bricks at all? What if I told you those were 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.
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.
To match the grout lines between the tiles to the faux grout lines, we recommend using our Ultracolor Limestone Grout.
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.
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 has a matt texture allowing for greater slip resistance when used on a floor and a timeless appeal when used on a wall.
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!