Exposed Brick Walls, Ceilings and Fireplaces
These pictures illustrate some of the many ways our customers have used Inglenook brick pavers to create the look of exposed brick walls and kitchen backsplashes, and even vaulted ceilings. Click on any of the images below to see a larger view.
Thin Brick Veneer Ceilings
When we created Inglenook brick tiles, it never occurred to us that customers might want to install the thin brick overhead! William J. Patrick, Inc., a Lancaster PA design, building, renovation company, was the first to imagine this brilliant use of our brick tiles (pictured in the wine bar below). It turns out that the low weight and thinness of our ceramic brick tiles makes them a perfect choice for ceilings, where a heavier or thicker product could simply not be used. Since then, numerous customers have used Inglenook brick tile to create breath-taking arched ceilings. A few of these installations are pictured below.
Exposed Brick Fireplaces, Wood stoves, and Chimneys
Our brick tiles have often been used on fireplaces. They have been used to surround a firebox, are run inside of the firebox (they have already been heated to much higher temperatures than they will ever see inside your fireplace!), on hearths, and surrounding wood stoves. They are strong enough to support the weight of your wood stove, and will keep sparks away from wood floors and rugs. Fireplaces are an area to be creative -- you can combine accent tiles, or add a mural over the fireplace opening. You will see some of the ways our customers have made use of our thin brick tiles in and around their fireplaces in the pictures they sent!
Cozy Wood stove - Wright's Ferry 4x8" brick tile with corner returns
This cozy wood stove surround is truly unique! The mantel gives the illusion of a fireplace, and provides a shelf to display treasures. The alcove for wood storage keeps the stacked wood tidy. The brick tiles will absorb the heat from the wood stove, and radiate it back into the room. This use of space turned an ordinary wall into a place to gather. I posted this picture on Pinterest, and many people reposted it -- perhaps there will be more cozy nooks like this in other homes!
Kirk family room fireplace - Lancaster Running Bond 2x8" brick tile with corner returns
This picture was sent by the Kirk family. David wanted to create a family room in the basement, but could not build a fireplace there. He used our brick tiles to create a false fireplace, which gave the new family room the mood he was looking for.
The gallery below shows many other beautiful fireplace and wood stove installations. Click the images for a larger view.