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Brick Floors

Brick floors have been used for thousands of years. They add a warm, traditional look to any room and can be laid in many patterns. Bricks are made from fired clay, and so floors made from bricks are not as durable as stone, but they are less expensive and just as easy to maintain. Brick is a good choice for kitchens, dining rooms, hallways, entry ways, and sun rooms.

The following should be considered when buying brick flooring:
  • Standard bricks are thick and not as durable as pavers that are specifically made for flooring. Pavers come from to 2 inches thick.
  • Brick is heavy and should be installed on a concrete sub floor. If you wish to lay bricks on a wood sub floor, you need to make sure it can handle the weight.
  • Some pavers come already waterproofed, but bricks that are not can be sealed after installation to waterproof them.
  • When laying brick floors, choose a design suitable for the room. Some patterns will emphasize the length or width of a room, while others may be too intricate for simple settings.
  • Pay close attention to the color of the brick. Some bricks will result in a more antique, weathered effect than others. Pigments can be added to bricks to produce colors not available in nature.
Clean brick floors by sweeping or vacuuming and occasionally mopping with clear water.

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