Brick tiles, or brick slips as they are often called, allow you to create that bare brick effect on any wall, without the arduous task of removing all the plaster covering your existing bricks. They can even work to create a brick-like look in buildings made of concrete or breezeblock, sticking to everything from plasterboard to insulation ducts.
A Choice of Tile Styles
There are as many brick tile styles on eBay as there are types of brick, allowing you to choose the perfect brick tiles to blend seamlessly with your existing architecture. You can choose traditional red brick, weathered brick or even rare brick styles such as London yellow bricks. As well as bricks, you can also get slips or tiles in sandstone, rock and many other building material styles.
Full Range of Finishing Touches
Brick tiles can be remarkably lifelike if they are fitted carefully and pointed properly. There are even a number of tricks you can employ to increase the authenticity of your finished wall, including half brick tiles and L-shaped tiles for corners and wall ends.
Look for Real Brick
For the most authentic look, choose genuine brick strips, cut from real bricks. These will have the same look and feel as a real brick wall because that is exactly what they are made of. Alternatively, cast concrete brick tiles are cheaper, but will not look or feel as authentic. These are ideal for installations that are only seen from a distance, such as those behind a bar.
Brick Tiling Tools
As discussed above, it is important to fit your brick tiles carefully for the most authentic look, and eBay has everything you need to finish the job perfectly. You'll find everything you need from tile spacers, to get an even brick line, to professional grouting guns and tools to fill in the spaces.