Choosing the right Brick Slips and Brick Tile

If you are looking for revamping your home with a brand-new makeover,  then brick slips are perfect for you. There is a reason why brick slips have become so popular, as they allow you to create a fabulous exposed brick feature wall, whilst adding value to your home, but without the a large amount of effort or cost

With so many different textures and colours to choose from, you can create almost any look in your home and have a cost-effective, durable, eye catching wall in any room throughout your home. 

Brick effect tiles have become increasingly popular in the last few years, as they provide a brick-like look both inside and outside your home, whilst saving both money and space than using real bricks. 

Brick slips can be used both internally and externally, making them very versatile. They can be used in full rooms, smaller feature walls, fireplaces, kitchens, or complete building exteriors. They are perfect for new builds, extensions, or just simply renovating your current walls if they are starting to look tired and old. As the exposed brick look has become more and more popular, the demand for brick slips is growing and as such, a wide variety of materials, designs and colours are now available.

What Are Brick Slips?

Brick slips are either purpose made brick tiles or thin cuts of brick, that you can used both internally and externally. They are commonly used to replicate the appearance of a real brick wall.

Our brick slips come in different sizes, styles, and finishes, but popular options often include a weathered appearance, as this gives a rustic looks similar to the external brick walls and with the right accessories you can create a beautiful, durable and long-lasting stunning feature wall

They are a very popular with demand increasing over the last few years and we have a wide variety of options available to cater for preference. Brick slips are also breathable, durable,  non-combustible and tested against both heat and cold. They are made from recyclable materials, making them energy efficient and whilst providing a stunning look you will be proud of.  

Brick slips are primarily used for their aesthetic appeal, as they offer a quick and practical alternative to conventional bricks. 

Cut bricks v Purpose made slips

Cut bricks was the traditional way of obtaining bricks slips at the turn of the century, but due to the cost of the buying bricks, the labour cost, and limitations in colour and style purpose made brick slips have become more and more popular

The purpose made bricks slips offer a much cleaner and easier to maintain finish, then cut bricks, which is obviously much more suitable for internal use.

Purpose made brick slips are made from clay or recycled materials and are purposely designed to offer a look that is not always possible from cut bricks. They are made with the surface of real bricks, to replicate the appearance of a real brick wall, but can be altered to offer an older, rustic/distressed look that is hard to obtain from cutting newer bricks

If you want to make a style statement in your home or business without wanting to pay over the odds, then purchasing brick slips for your walls is the perfect idea 

Both of these make for excellent interior wall covering and it’s a great way to add style to older homes, without losing its original feel. 

Kuci Design's Popular Brick Slips and Brick Tiles 

Some of the most popular brick slips in the Kuci Range,  include the Knightsbridge Brick Slips, which offer a mixed weathered red blend that is on par with any premium brick slips on the market. Made from clay and with weathered imperfections these brick slips offer a realistic but stunning finish and are similar in size to the end of metric bricks (215x65x16mm)

Our Camden Multi brick slips is fast becoming one of the most popular on the market, with more and more finished projects appearing on Instagram and other social platforms. The slips offer an intriguing blend of Red, Grey and Weathered Yellow textured brick slips, and are perfect for Living Rooms, Hallways, Kitchens, Bedrooms and fireplaces alike. These slips are extremely versatile and offer a wide range of finished looks depending on the mortar  used (as soon in this blog article!)

If you are looking for a more rustic and distressed look then the Rustic Red Brick Slips may be the perfect choice for you, a gorgeous brick slip with an olde world look, these are very popular with home owners and bars/cafes

Another great option is the London Town Brick Slips, which have become something of a youtube sensation after featuring in a DIY Makeover video and is very popular on social media platforms. A gorgeous variation on the classic Weathered London, with a mix of dirty yellow, smoked and limed brick slips

To summarise Brick slips are a great option for any room in the home, including kitchens and bathrooms – as it’s an excellent option for damp areas as well as areas that have a lot of traffic every day. If you are installing tiles in a wet area, it is essential for you to make sure that you install them correctly since they are porous; however, high quality porcelain brick effect bathroom tiles are non-porous, easy to clean and easy to maintain.

They can be easily added to your kitchen area too, as they are beautiful, durable, and perfect for any environment where you want to attract attention or add a beautiful feature wall. 

If you want to make a major style impact in your home, you can benefit from the affordability, convenience and modern look of brick slips or beautifully designed brick effect feature tiles. 

For more information about the best brick slips and brick tiles for your home, contact My Brick Wall today at support@mybrickwall.co.za or view our collections online