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Where Can I Use Brick Effect Tiles?

  • October 10, 2019

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Brick effect tiles are one of the most common tiles that homeowners would like installed in their spaces. It can add a gorgeous unique look to the inside of a house.

Why Brick Effect tiles?

Brick effect tiles are easier to clean, without being as rough or hard to maintain as an authentic brick finish.

If you want to go for a raw, natural look that can complement the feel of your home, brick effect ties are an excellent choice.

Here’s more information about brick effect tiles and where you should install them.

What Are Brick Effect Tiles?

Brick effect tiles are flat, light tiles with an authentic brick finish to complete their look.

They’re often used where bricks would look great to compliment the rest of the room, but where the installation of an natural brick wall would be heavy, expensive or impractical. This often describes most home settings, which makes this tile all the more desirable.

They are meant to accurately imitate the look and feel of a real brick finish without the effort that comes with maintaining one.

If you would like to replace your existing tiles for another look or you have to re-tile for other reasons, brick effect tiles can be an excellent choice.

Where Can I Use Brick Effect Tiles?

Technically, brick effect tiles can be used anywhere in your house where you would like them to be. That’s one of the great aspects of using them.

There are many common places to install brick effect tiles. For example, bathrooms and kitchens, where it can add to the feel of a “natural” home from the inside.

Brick effect tiles can also be installed in bedrooms, or outside. These areas can use these tiles to compliment a natural look.

Do Brick Effect Tiles Affect Your House?

If you live in an area that’s more prone to be affected by cold and rainy weather, brick tiles are less likely to absorb heat in the same way as porcelain floor tiles would. Porcelain and ceramic tiles are cold to the touch. As a result, they can cool down the rest of your house as soon as temperatures drop.

On the other hand, using brick effect tiles in your home can help to keep temperatures at a constant level. This is essential when installed in colder areas of the house where walls lose the most heat.

Are Brick Effect Tiles Difficult or Expensive to Install?

Brick effect tiles aren’t nearly as prone to damage as real natural-finish tiles like brick. This means that they are the easier option for people who don’t want to fuss too much about their tiles and still want a great look.

They aren’t difficult or expensive to install. Also, they don’t nearly require as much work or maintenance as natural stone tiles. This is one of the factors that can make brick effect tiles suited to almost any area in the house.

Can Brick Effect Tiles Be Used in a Bathroom?

Brick effect tiles are a great addition to any bathroom. However, this is only if they  have been properly treated against damage.

Brick effect tiles that are properly maintained won’t receive damage from moisture absorption. In turn, this can actually help to warm up the environment in your bathroom.

Many bathrooms opt for a rustic or more natural finish: This is great when complimented with natural brick effect tiles.

Can You Use Brick Effect Tiles for a Kitchen Splashback?

Yes, you can use brick effect tiles for a kitchen splashback. More people are opting for a more natural, warm finish when redoing their kitchens.

Brick effect tiles can add to a kitchen that feels more like home. They also do a lot more than this. For example, they can help to protect the kitchen wall against any splashes from food.

Oil and steam can do an incredible amount of damage to most tiles, whereas properly treated brick effect tiles can just be cleaned and look brand new again.

Why Use Brick Effect Tiles Over Natural Brick Tiles?

Brick effect tiles have many benefits over just opting for natural tiles. In colder areas, they can help to reflect the heat off the tiles instead of absorbing the cold. This can really help throughout the changing seasons.

They can also add a protective element when used in a bathroom or kitchen. When properly installed, brick effect tiles don’t require as much maintenance as any natural stone tile finish. Brick effect tiles also last for years.

Do Brick Effect Tiles Require Special Treatment?

Brick effect tiles don’t require special treatment or regular sealant in the same way that stone finishes do. They don’t absorb dirt in the same way as regular brick either. This means that they are a great affordable and low-maintenance option for any homeowner who still wants to achieve an effective look in their house.

How Do You Clean Brick Effect Tiles?

Most forms of brick effect tiles can just be cleaned with water and a cloth at the moment they show any signs of staining. This isn’t the same as when cleaning a natural stone brick finish. These tiles require more care to keep them in good condition for the long-term. Also, natural stone finishes will often require the use of regular sealant at least once a year, which can be off putting for many homeowners.

Can You Use Brick Effect Tiles Outside?

Brick effect tiles aren’t just an excellent choice for the inside of your home. Many people are also choosing to install them on the outside. Any patio or leisure area outside that would look great with a brick finish can have these tiles applied. You can then have a natural brick effect look, without the time or effort of physically installing bricks.

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