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Choosing Between Brick Slips and Brick Tiles

If you are looking for a brand-new makeover for the inside of your home, revamping your walls is not only a great way to add value to your home, but also an affordable solution. It is for this reason why brick slips have become so popular. It allows you to create the same look as outside walls, but without the effort and high 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 yet durable wall in any room in your home. Brick effect tiles have become very popular in recent years, especially since they allow you to have the same brick-like look inside your home than you have on the outside. Plus, you can match it with almost any theme you have in a room.

Brick slips can be used in internal and external environments, making them very versatile. They can be used in full rooms, smaller features, or complete building exteriors. They are also excellent not only for new buildings, but also for retrofitting or renovation projects. With the rend of exposed brick becoming more popular every year, the demand for these walls are growing and as such, a wide variety of materials, designs and colours are available.

What Are Brick Slips?

Brick slips are essentially thin cuts of brick, or purpose-made brick tiles that you can use throughout your home – inside and out. They are commonly used to mimic the appearance of a real conventional brick wall and can be used in internal and external environments.

They come in many different sizes and they can also be custom-made to fit your specific requirements. There are many different finishes that you can choose from, but popular options often include a weathered look, as this gives you the same rustic feel inside the home as you have on your outside face brick walls. With the right adhesive and primer, you can create a beautiful, durable and long-lasting appearance for your home.

They are a very popular choice and quite common in many modern homes. The demand for them has been increasing over the last few years and there is a wide variety of options available to cater for any home owner’s preference. Brick slips are also breathable, durable and non-combustible. They are made from durable, recyclable materials, making them energy efficient and the perfect solution for an area that needs to be beautified.  

Brick slips are primarily used for their aesthetic appeal, as they offer a quick and practical alternative to conventional bricks. You can now have a brick-like finish on your walls – indoors and outdoors.

Brick Slips vs Brick Tiles

Brick tiles are gaining more popularity every year. This is mainly because they are so versatile and offer the perfect brick like look for walls in your home. People are no longer only adding these tiles in their kitchens and bathrooms, but they are not looking for other ways where they can use them throughout the home. This includes choosing between a variety of new textures and patterns, into other areas such as the living room, and the bedroom, offering a unique field in a personalized space.

Brick tiles are effectively made from original reclaimed bricks to help create a stunning brick-like wall. It is made with the surface of real bricks, to mimic the appearance of a real brick wall. Brick effect tiles come in a variety of style, meaning that you’ll be able to create almost any look and feel in your home.  

Whereas brick slips are made from thin cuts of bricks. They essentially offer the same effect and are perfect for interior and exterior walls. Brick slips are cut to specific measurements, and it is mixed with natural colouring agents to provide the perfect finish for your walls. If you want to make a great style statement in your home or business without having to pay expensive prices, you need to purchase real effect brick tiles or brick slips for your walls. 

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. Brick slips and brick tiles are both becoming very popular and best of all – you can use them inside and outside, as long as you choose the correct material type. 

Popular Brick Slips and Brick Tiles from My Brick Wall

Some of the most popular brick slips in our range include the Torquay Burnt Cream Brick Slips, which hold their own against other premium brick slips within this collection. The wire cut facings coupled with the heavily weathered imperfections give these brick slips a very aged feel. The colour scheme of these brick slips is a mixed cream with various blemishes. The facings of these brick slips are heavily textured.

Our Thaxted Smooth Buff Brick Slips are part of our smooth brick slip collection, this is a collection free of deformations that boast a modern and clean finish. These brick slips have both a smooth face finish with the addition of square edges allowing for a very consistent finish. The colour scheme of these brick slips is a buff/yellow. The facings of these brick slips are heavily textured.

If you prefer brick tiles, take a look at our beautiful Mixed Beige Brick Tiles, a gorgeous brick effect tile that offers a thin porcelain structure. The Mixed Beige Brick Tiles boast plenty of variations in colour tone to include light and dark variations of beige, grey and red. These brick tiles offer a like for like brick finish with a matt texture and replication of the size. Each single brick tile has its own personality and the finish of these allow for an almost perfect replication of a real brick wall.

Another great option is the Grey Washed Brick Tiles. A gorgeous brick effect tile that offers a thin porcelain structure. The Grey Washed Brick Tiles boast plenty of variations in colour tone to include light and dark variations of their grey washed finish. These brick effect tiles are made from porcelain, are hard-wearing, durable and suitable for all internal and external applications.

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. Keep in mind, though, if you are installing tiles in a wet area, it is essential for you to make sure that you install them carefully and 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.