Brick Flooring

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I frequently am asked about our brick flooring in our mudroom and powder room. It’s among the most commented on spaces of our home on Instagram and still one of my favorite projects to date. 

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When we moved into our home just a little over 2 years ago, I felt it needed more character. It felt like dated new construction with little to no detail. I had seen brick floors in The Great American House, Steve and Brooke Giannetti’s Patina Style an array of mudrooms and entryways and decided to take the plunge. I love how the brick flooring adds warm, character and integrity to homes old and new. {Photo credit: Phoebe Howard, Traditional Home}



Let’s start with a little Q&A! 

Q: Another blogger asked “Help! I’m about to order the same brick veneers you used in your mudroom for my bathroom floor but on Lowe’s it says they’re for walls only and not suitable for floors. How have yours held up?” 

A: I had our flooring guy who we know and trust to evaluate it first. He approved the product, so we moved forward with installation. Nearly 2 years later and we still love them without issue!

Q: “Is the brick floor warm or cold to walk on in sock feet?”

A: Slightly warmer than tile, but we used it in a space where we’re rarely barefoot. 

Q: “Did you use grout?”

A: No, our installer first laid a cement backer board and used mortar making it look and feel as authentic as it is.

Q: “How do you clean them?”

A: Before I respond, please don’t judge, okay? We don’t, really. That’s the beauty of it. The brick flooring gets vacuumed weekly and the occasional mop. If something really gunky happens, I break out a scrub brush {only happened once}. They wear beautifully and only look more charming with time. It’s nice to have a fuss-free space, especially the one that attracts the most dirt. I personally love how the mortar between catches rocks, dirt, etc so that they aren’t brought into the rest of our home. 


brick flooring details, how to clean and pros and cons

I selected a grout in a medium color {not too light, not too dark} that looked a little dirty. 

The brick we selected is a very close match to our brick exterior and fireplace, making it feel like it was always there. You can find the brick here.

As always, I’m happy to answer any questions you have. 


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