Brick, long consigned to patios and walkways, is increasingly being used indoors for stylish floors that fit comfortably into many different design aesthetics. Kathleen Stoehr, author of “Dream Floors: Hundreds of Design Ideas for Every Kind of Floors,” features brick flooring as an alternative material that is “making headway in today’s upscale interiors, as well as rustic retreats.” Thin brick tiles and modular panels overcome some of the challenges of combining wood and brick floor plan for unusual floor treatments that will take a starring role in any room.
Homeowners achieve a different flooring design scheme with the combination of natural wood and brick floor plan. In fact, Port stone notes brick pavers offer the advantage of quicker installation. Place an order for custom brick pavers with a supplier like The Port stone Company. Be sure to indicate the intent to alternate brick pavers with natural wood panels. The supplier provides specifications for the type of glue or mortar paste used to bind the brick pavers to the concrete floor. Check with both the paver manufacturer and the natural wood panel maker for how to seal the brick and wood sections of this floor.
The combination of wood and brick floor plan is especially effective in an indoor/outdoor room like a kitchen conservatory or an orangery. Designers often opt for stone pavers or hardwood floors in conservatories, but using both in a pattern really emphasizes the dual nature of the room.
Regular household white vinegar is an acidic substance that will clean your brick floor, sanitize it and remove any bad smells. Vinegar is an especially effective substance to clean pet accidents or brick kitchen floors that may have absorbed food smells. Mop your floor with a mixture of 1 cup of white vinegar mixed into 1 gallon of warm water. The same mixture can be sponged onto brick hearths and fireplaces.