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
The following should be considered
Clean brick floors by sweeping
and occasionally mopping with
- Standard bricks are thick and not as durable
as pavers that are specifically made for
flooring. Pavers come from ¾ to 2 inches
- 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
emphasize the length or width
of a room,
while others may be too intricate
- Pay close attention to the color of the brick.
Some bricks will result in
a more antique,
weathered effect than others.
be added to bricks to produce
available in nature.