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Brick tile: simple and modern (25 photos)


The facing tile under a brick is widely used material both for exterior finish of buildings, and in those cases when finishing under a brick in an interior of any room is necessary. Brick tiles can also be used for the bathroom or in the corridor or in the kitchen, often replacing the usual tile there. And in the latter case, that is, when brick-like tiles are used in the kitchen, it can be used to finish the apron as a brick. Moreover, if this material is used for the kitchen on an apron, then most often choose glossy gray, black and white tiles, as on such a facing any contamination is clearly visible, and it is easy to clean.




Decorative brick tiles can be plaster, ceramic, cement-based, as well as polyvinyl chloride. It belongs to environmentally friendly materials because it does not emit harmful substances. Due to the complete safety of its use, laying tiles under the brick can be made for exterior decoration of facades of buildings, and for decorative wall decoration inside the home in cases where the designer’s intention is to imitate brick.



Given that the cost of conventional bricks is small, it is reasonable to ask why you need to use tiles that mimic this building material, instead of just laying out the inner and outer walls with bricks. The answer is simple and very logical: a brick has a greater thickness and mass than a tile in the form of a brick, and it is more difficult to lay, which is especially important if tile is used as a brick for interior decoration.



On the use of decorative brick tiles in various styles of interior

Such finishing tiles are well combined with both brutality and simplicity, and with refinement in the interior. Especially well it fits into the styles:

  • minimalist;
  • modern;
  • loft;
  • Scandinavian;
  • African.

As for the first three artistic directions of its use in the design of living space, they are already familiar to many, but the last two styles are a relatively new trend in interior design, so we will give them a little attention.




Scandinavian style

It amazes with its ease, simplicity, naturalness. The inhabitants of the Scandinavian countries have no desire for luxury in the interior. Pastel colors are predominant: beige and light shades of gray, blue, green and brown.

It will look good and tile under the gray brick. However, the best option, without a doubt, is a white brick tile, especially if there are rich colors in the interior in the form of blue, green and red shades.

The main thing for the Scandinavian style is the naturalness of the materials, so a brick, even if it is imitated by gypsum tile for brick or ceramic tile for brick, always brings warmth and comfort to a home.




African style

In the last decade, almost everywhere you can see signs of eco-boom. The most important of them is the desire to use in the interiors of houses and apartments, whenever possible, only environmentally friendly and natural materials, which are therefore extremely in demand.

The appearance of the African style, reminding man of his closeness to nature, has become a completely natural phenomenon. Its characteristic features are the following features listed below:

Color spectrum

It should be warm and joyful sunny and, as it were, repeat the shades of nature surrounding the person on the African continent, the colors inherent in earth, clay, sand, and dry leaves. In African style, a lot of yellow, ocher, orange, burgundy, red and brown. That is why clinker tiles for bricks, usually made of brown or maroon-brown color of various degrees of saturation, are often used for wall decoration in this style decision. Also a good choice would be a plaster tile under the brick, but not cold colors. Even if the white brick is used for decoration, even in this case it should be a warm milky shade.






Flexible brick tile

The tile "flexible brick" is a modern material made either from PVC or from acrylic polymers. This tile can be bent at almost any angle, which allows it to be used to decorate both external and internal corners in the implementation of:

  • installation of the house facade covering or plastic kitchen wall covering;
  • finishing window and door openings;
  • decorating columns or some other curved surfaces.

It is easy to work with tiled coverings of the type of flexible brick, as this material can be easily cut, especially if it is slightly heated. Its installation is also simple, but before you start it, you must be sure to familiarize yourself with the instructions, usually on the packaging specifically the type of flexible bricks. The fact is that the tile "flexible brick", depending on the material of its manufacture, can be attached either with special glue, or glued with a simple pressure to the supporting base after it is softened with a building hairdryer.




Tile under the old brick

Lately, wall decoration for old brick has become very popular. What is the secret of such attractiveness of finishing material, called by many, as a tile made of antique bricks, although in reality this tile may even be not ceramic, but plaster?

The old brick, which is our historical heritage, is no longer produced today. Its reserves are almost exhausted, secrets and technological methods are forgotten. He stood in some buildings for many centuries, acquiring a unique appearance. The peculiarity of this historical archaeological artifact is that each individual brick is unique because it was made by hand: in those ancient times there were no technologies for mass production of stereotypical products.




That is why the front tile under the brick, which resembles in its appearance the one that can be seen within the walls of ancient mansions, palaces and fortresses, so attracts many owners of country houses who dream that their buildings should stand for more than one century.

For many centuries, brick was used not only as a building material, very often designers used it in the interior decoration of rooms.

Brick, as well as decorative tiles that imitate brickwork, behave in each interior in a new way, allowing you to turn a room into a bachelor’s brutal den, or into a cozy family nest, or into a room filled with aristocracy and solidity. A brick wall, which can be either solid or composed of several parts, can look exquisitely in the living room, in the bedroom, in the kitchen or in the bathroom.