As a light, thin, and durable alternative to traditional brick, thin brick veneer is a favourite among architects, designers, and builders. In this article, we’ll share expert tips on how to take advantage of this versatile material.
What building material has the versatility to look just as beautiful in interior spaces as it does in outdoor ones?
We’re talking about thin brick, of course. As a building material, there isn’t much it can’t do. It can be used to create eye-catching accent walls, unique kitchen backsplashes, durable exterior walls, and more. Plus, it’s lightweight and comes in a variety of styles to suit every preference and taste.
As a leading supplier of quality building products, we’ve worked with all kinds of thin brick applications over the years and collected some handy tips and tricks along the way for using it to elevate and transform spaces. But before we share our expert advice, let’s look at what thin brick is and what makes it such a prized building material.
What Is Thin Brick Veneer?
Thin brick, or thin brick veneer, is just what it sounds like: a thinner version of traditional full bed brick. It offers pretty much all of the aesthetic value and durability of brick, just in a slimmer, lighter, easier-to-use format.
Creating Beautiful Designs With Thin Brick
Backsplashes are a simple but stunning way to transform the look and feel of a kitchen. Whether it’s a bold statement or a subtle accent, the choice of materials makes all the difference. An option like White Glazed has tons of surface character to draw the eye towards it, while the warmth and texture of the Rum Runner creates a look of effortless and understated elegance.
There’s nothing like an accent wall to add depth and drama to a room. The textural possibilities of thin brick gives this tried-and-true design element an extra dose of flair.
Pro tip: When using thin brick to cover a large wall area, it’s a good idea to lay out the pieces in advance to see how they fit together. This is especially important if you’re working with a style of thin brick that uses various colours (like Obsidian Shadow or Urban Blend), since you want to make sure you don’t end up with patches of all dark or light toned pieces. Laying out the bricks in advance, either on the floor or a work able, lets you arrange the pieces in the most visually pleasing way.
Outdoor Fireplaces and Chimneys
Thin brick siding gives your outdoor fireplace or chimney an instant facelift and protects it from the elements. For this application, we particularly favour styles that are rugged and rustic, like Bell Tower or Bootlegger.
Explore Thin Brick Veneer Styles
Want more great ideas for using thin brick? Check out our design inspiration page or reach out to us directly. We’re proud to be Canada’s supplier of top-of-the-line building materials. Get in touch for a free quote today.