above: A residential construction with a building facade designed with red bricks
Picking the right brick is very much necessary to be able to come up with a beautiful and durable structure. Bricks in the first place are very much admirable and are best to be placed on the walls, patios and any other structures of a building since they are of good durability. They have been known to be hard wearing materials and if they are well selected and placed on where it has been designed to. For you to be able to attain the most out of your expenses, you must pick the right brick to be structured. Here are some of the helpful tips for you to use as a guide in purchasing some:
- Firstly, in choosing the right brick, you must know where it must be placed or used. Bricks are also categorized into interior and exterior designs which most people have a problem with. Interior bricks are designed to be used inside, and exterior ones are for outside use to avoid failure and waste of your effort, time, and money. If you are finding some bricks which will be used outside the house, which is known to be freeze prone areas, SW or severe weather bricks are the ideal bricks. In outside areas where, there is only a medium chance to be exposed to a very cold weather, MW or moderate weathering bricks can be placed. Interiorly designed bricks or Interior grade bricks are only designed for indoor use and if you are building a fireplace or fire pit, specially crafted bricks must then be used.
- Secondly, decide of it is for structural use, decorative, or whether the bricks are for ground work. This is done in order to match the details of the bricks on the area will be placed. There are available units of bricks for a particular use of it. Structural bricks are designed to have holes cut through its center and they are generally used for creating interior design with bricks or designing the exterior walls. The holes that were placed on each brick minimize its individual weight. The appearance of the each brick would not be destroyed since the top of the brick will be invisible or hidden from the viewer’s point of view. On the other hand, face brick do not have any holes at all. They are mainly used in the creation of walls along with the brick floors or the patios. Nevertheless, if you are planning to have it done on your walkways or any other hardscapes areas, brick pavers are the suitable bricks; they are made to have a rectangular or square shape.
- The third one is to choose according to your taste. The appearance of the bricks must be taken into consideration. The profile, its color and any other properties of it must be included in the decision making. Also, if you plan to add some bricks on your existing bricks, it is best to bring the existing bricks for you to have uniform bricks in the end. Bring a sample so you may choose the right size, color or its finish, and the texture of it. Small differences in size and especially in its colors are difficult to notice, that’s why it is advisable to bring the sample.
- Lastly, if you plan to buy those bricks which are really cheap in price, you may consider shopping and picking them ate a store where reclaimed bricks are available. These items are already used but are also prepared to be used again. This is used by some buyers as a strategy to have a sample to complement the older existing bricks or on the contrary, utilized by some people who are in search for an extraordinary type of bricks.