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A modern twist on an old-time favorite: using brick-look porcelain tile in your home

Get the classic look of brick with the modern twist of porcelain tiles

Porcelain brick-look tiles are a longtime favorite of the design community. They have dressed up farmhouse kitchen floors, trendy mudrooms and killer accent walls in warehouse district lofts for years. As design trends ebb and flow, porcelain brick tile has emerged on the home decor scene – and we’re hooked. We’ve fallen head-over-heels with the realistic look and texture of porcelain bricks.

A modern twist on an old-time favorite, this renewed tile look is stylish, timeless and affordable – a triple threat that ensures this trend has legs to last for years to come. Perfect for interior and exterior floors and walls, these bricks are available in a wide variety of looks. Choose from mini to large-format sizes and rustic-textured to contemporary options. There’s a perfect style to suit any design preference.

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Up Against a Brick Wall

Often during renovation, homeowners and designers hope to uncover a surprise brick wall behind the sheet rock. Imagine it: The construction team’s working on your kitchen remodel – and surprise – they expose a dramatic accent wall and an opportunity for architectural detail you never expected. But let’s face it, a historic brick wall isn’t always realistic … but it’s totally attainable. You can easily recreate the look with porcelain brick tile!

Dress up a wall in your home with porcelain bricks to achieve that stumbled-upon, vintage look. This open and airy bedroom showcases an accent wall featuring the Generation Brick collection that brings a little extra oomph to the space – modern, trendy, stylish. Note the use of wood-look tile to complete the rustic look.

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Fine Lines

When a new tile style is introduced, there are always a few tricks of the trade that can help take your design scheme to the next level. In this case, you’ll need to pay attention to the size and color of the grout lines.

If you’re considering a rustic-look brick like Generation Brick or Amsterdam, choose a grout color similar to actual brick mortar. Typically, it is recommended to match grout color with the base color of the tile; however, sticking to true mortar colors will give the brick install a more realistic look. Make sure your installer uses a ½” to ¾” grout joint size to play up that mortared look.

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Step Up Your Style

Just like discovering that surprise brick wall, ripping out your carpet and finding an incredible, aged brick floor probably isn’t going to happen. But don’t fret, porcelain bricks fashion gorgeous and unforgettable floors too! One of our favorite brick floor installs gets a little creative by installing the tiles in a herringbone pattern.

Herringbone designs deliver high style with a familiar pattern that works in both traditional and ultra-modern spaces.

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Winner of the 2016 Best of LI competition, Tiles Unlimited carries many styles of brick-look tile as well as any other tile you can imagine. Come see Queens’ largest selection of tile but before you do that, make sure to print your $600 off tile coupon here.

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