Decorative brick: what is it, features of use

Most modern cottages boast of perfectly even and beautiful brick walls that do not require additional finishes. If you look more closely, it becomes clear that this is an unusual brick, and decorative, that is, in itself, which is a finishing material. Such a brick usually has smaller sizes against standard brick, differs in its strength (that is, it is less durable and does not withstand the loads). Decorative brick is used not only for the decoration of facades, but also in interior work.

As a rule, decorative brick can be multi -colored, can have an old style and even imitate an ancient masonry. The installation of decorative brick is carried out depending on the material of the faced surface, brick material and the place of work. So, in external works, decorative brick is laid like ordinary construction brick on a cement-sand mixture, in the case of interior work, “liquid nails” can be used.

Decorative brick is not afraid of moisture, which allows its use when decorating the premises of the bathroom, however, with prolonged exposure to moisture, it will begin to destroy and secrete harmful substances. Textured decorative brick accumulates dirt in its cavities and recesses.