i have always loved brick floors. i've always wanted to use brick floors in my house, but i've never had the guts to do it. it's not for everyone. it definitely has a country flavor to it and in the past i've always tried to keep my house appealing to the broadest range of people, for resale purposes. we've moved seven times and owned four houses in the past 10 years and i've been in the same house now for 3 1/2 years. so, basically for the first 6 1/2 years of our marriage, my husband and i were seriously on the move.
i've finally decided to "move in" to my current house. yay! my husband has reassured me we are here to stay. we are not going anywhere. that means i get to make my house mine and that means brick floors are going in!
it is a little unconventional, at least where i live it is. most of my friends that i mention this too, have given me a deer in the headlights look when i tell them i want brick floors. if all goes well maybe i'll change out my backsplash in my kitchen too (my current backsplash is a slab-o-granite, hate it.)
this is getting a little too polished for me. i like a more rough and tumbled look, but i still like this.
here's the dilemma: i wanted to use this, 100+ year old used brick, or
this brick, but
it is being installed here, on a cement slab foundation butting up to my wood floors. i needed something thin, so there would be a smooth transition between the two surfaces. i could have bought the used brick and then pay to have the brick cut, but that started to drive the price up too much. so...
i found this... thin brick! new, clay bricks, manufactured to look rough and tumbled.
it is only 1/2" thick. perfect! it comes in a variety of colors and textures.
1,000 lbs of brick, i unloaded it myself. now if mr. bricklayer would show up to the job to install it, i'd be pretty happy. i wish i had the guts or know-how, i'd get on my hands and knees and install this myself. i'll report back with the finished product soon. hope you're enjoying your summer.