Brick flooring, long intended to patios and walkways, is increasingly being used for indoor flooring with style fits comfortably in much different design aesthetic. Kathleen Stoehr, author of “Dream story: Hundreds of Ideas for each type of flooring design,” has brick floor as an alternative material that is “moving in today’s luxury interiors and rustic retreats.” Thin brick tiles and modular panels overcome some of challenges of combination of wood and brick treatments for unusual plant that will have a leading role in any room.
Brick flooring homes have always been popular accents in old houses, but most builders kept home to a small area directly in front of fireplace. Reload expanding more room brick home out into room by several feet to create a new brick floor. Frame brick extension with an edge narrow wooden parquet tiles and finishing wood floor in rest of room. New brick home defines a room within a room, perfect space for a couple of armchairs or sofa and coffee table.
Combination of brick flooring and wood is effective in an outdoor and indoor room like a kitchen conservatory or greenhouse. Designers often choose cobbled stone or hardwood floors in conservatories, but using both a pattern really emphasizes dual nature of room. A brick structure that begins in walls under windows and extends one or two feet on ground sets up texture and grain of a wooden floor without placing too much weight on structural support of room.