Interiors: Fireclay brick tile is versatile for indoor, outdoor use
What would you think of using brick on your floors? How about your walls? There is a fireclay brick that seems to have good possibilities for many uses, so let's talk about it.
We've mentioned Fireclay Tile, a California company that specializes in recycled products, before. Its latest collection is Glazed Thin Brick, also made from recycled materials -- reclaimed landfill-bound clay and shale.
The brick comes in nine colors. You can actually see the brick behind the color, rather than simply seeing a painted brick. The brick is slightly bigger than standard, which is a nice look, and is cost effective. All Glazed Thin Brick is 5/8-inches thick and the standard size is 8-1/8 inches by 2-7/16 inches, with corners, caps and glazed edges also available.
This brick tile can be used indoors or out. It resists the weather, and the wear and tear of indoor traffic. It is suitable for commercial applications, too, such as restaurant kitchens, pools and spa areas, so you can see it has to be durable.
Founded in 1986, Fireclay Tile (www.fireclaytile.com) specializes in durable and aesthetic handmade ceramic and glass materials that are affordable and "green."
Rosemary Sadez Friedmann, an interior designer in Naples, Fla., is author of "Mystery of Color." For design inquiries, write to Rosemary at DsgnQuest@aol.com.