If you're wondering about brick looks for your home, you'll enjoy learning how to design with brick porcelain tile. That's what Kate Spencer addressed on August 17th when she visited Suncoast View.
Suncoast View is the locally produced hour-long Talk Show airing at 4 p.m. EST on ABC 7 WWSB in the Sarasota, Florida area. The program’s format is inspired by the ABC Network’s popular, long-running talk show, “The View”. Kate regularly visits and enjoys talking tile with co-hosts Joey Panek, Senior Producer, Stephanie
and the popular Co-Anchor of ABC 7’s Good Morning Suncoast, ABC 7’s beloved veteran Reporter Linda Carson.
Design with Brick Porcelain Tile and Kate on Suncoast View
Bricks are generally thought of as terracotta clay-colored. They'be been used in building facades for centuries and have made a comeback as designers have rediscovered the warmth, character, and texture they add to spaces.
Exposed brick accent walls and floors are on trend, with a modern twist. When interpreted in porcelain or even in ceramic, brick looks offer tremendous versatility. That's why this article will explore the following brick categories:
- Different Uses for Bricks
- Brick Wall Features
- Brick Bathroom Looks
- Individual Bricks versus Mosaic Bricks
Ready to Count Up the Different Uses for Bricks?
Bricks are versatile. They create unique environments. And, when interpreted in porcelain, they offer you even more options. Ready to visualize a few of those unique environments?
Imagine tiling your kitchen floor with the London Multicolor porcelain 5x10 bricks as you see in the image below. The result gives the room a rustic yet country feel. It works perfectly with the white walls, curtains, and cabinetry.
Unlike real brick, these porcelain floors will wear well over time.
Would you like to extend the brick look outdoors? No problem with porcelain bricks!
Imagine the end result, too, when you create an outdoor walkway up to your home in two different sizes of the London Multicolor bricks.
Talk about making a statement!
Here's another interpretation for those of you who may have a wine cellar or a wine room (as we call them in Florida).
By adding these Georgian Blend 3x10 ceramic brick mosaics to the walls, you create an authentic-looking real clay brick wall in the room.
It's warm, inviting and a perfect backdrop for good food, wine, and company.
Want to find an unusual design idea for your pool area feature wall or along the sides of your yard? Try brick porcelain tile.
Use Yorkshire Light 3x10 ceramic mosaics to give the wall a brick look without being outdated.
You could even brick-inspired pathways...
(Note - the dog is not included.)
Brick Wall Features
Brick lends itself perfectly to feature walls especially given the many different colors of brick tile available. Here's how...
Try using brick mosaics or individual brick tile pieces to transform an otherwise bland wall into a feature wall.
Start with traditional brick colors as you see in the image below. The darker orange tones pull from the hanging artwork, the frame as well as the room accessories. The lighter sand tones coordinate with the sofa cushions and lamp shade.
The brick feature wall in the image below draws attention to all of the marvelous orange-inspired touches: tulips, indoor and outdoor cushions, books and accessories. The floor tile coordinates with the lighter tones of the brick.
When using individual porcelain bricks, you have the option to design with patterns.
In this next image, you see Every Brick Stone 3x9 porcelain tiles installed in a herringbone design on the walls, adding warmth, and texture.
If brick orange and brown colors do nothing for you, don't worry. There's more.
For example, the London Fog 5x10 porcelain mosaics are available in a soft white/grey look. These lighter tones of bricks can complement other color choices in the space.
In fact, the creme tones in this next image work beautifully with glass hexagon mosaic tile...
And, you don't have to commit to large expanses of walls or floors when it comes to a design with brick porcelain tile.
For example, the below image takes a small feature wall in a kitchen space that comes to life when you add brick to it. Not only are the color tones neutral , but the brick doesn’t overpower the space. The muted color tones coordinate with the countertops and the door frames.
Brick Bathroom Features
No conversation about designing with brick porcelain tile can be complete without discussing bathrooms.
Take this next image where you see London Multicolor porcelain bricks featured on this bathroom wall.
Installed from floor to ceiling, these bricks add historic authenticity to the space. We love the juxtaposition with the larger format brick - installed in a soldier format - and in a lighter brick shade around the sink.
Remember that bricks aren't just brick-colored.
Take the Every Brick collection in a grey cement 3x9 individual brick that you can install in many different designs and patterns. It's perfect for a bathroom as you see in this next image where grey bricks even surround the tub feature.
Or, go one step farther with the Every Brick White Cararra 3x9 bricks installed here as subway tiles on the walls. You could even use them on the shower floor, bathroom floors and feature walls.
By the way, did you notice the large floor tile herrinbone pattern?
Ready to Design with Bricks?
What's your reaction to these brick look tile products? Can you see yourself creating designs with bricks in your home?
As a reminder, these brick looks are available in individual pieces and interlocking mosaic pieces to make the installation a DIY project.
You can watch the entire 5:10-minute video titled See How the Indoor Brick Trend is Growing with Tile Outlets of America | Suncoast View
Thanks for exploring bricks with us!