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5 interesting facts about decorative bricks | dekoratiuli aguri

Fact 1

Most types of brick are made from clay and shale and are fired in a kiln, these fall into several different categories.
Bricks that are used equally for their durability and appearance – for example in the exterior of buildings – are known as face-faced face bricks.
Conventional bricks differ from face bricks in that their mechanical properties are as important as their aesthetic appeal.
Brick facade is used alone or in combination with other cladding materials such as glass, stone or aluminum to add some nesting to the curtain wall of a building.
But the following issues should also be considered during the design and planning stages.
Many problems that occur on a brick facade are caused by the expansion of the brick due to moisture and direct sunlight, the effects of freezing and thawing, and problems with the insufficient quality of the brick.
Brick cladding attached to concrete frame buildings is subject to serious stress as concrete creeps over time and stone has a tendency to swell.
To alleviate facing problems, it is necessary to provide sufficient angles for the support and sufficient horizontal expansion joints in the wall to allow the two components, concrete and brick, to move independently.

Fact 2

Most modern commercial walls are constructed with barrier or cavity systems.
Barrier wall systems are designed to keep water out of the wall and onto the exterior surface and joint,
to prevent (or mitigate) water ingress into the building.
In addition, the cavity walls have a drainage plane and a waterproofing barrier behind the exterior cladding and a means of diverting water away from the wall.
This ensures that water does not get behind the facade of buildings in areas where winters are harsh.
Otherwise, the water freezes and expands, the brick crumbles.
Water that passes through the cover flows into the drainage plane and exits the wall through weep holes in the base or through flashing joints.
A similar problem arises if the brick rests on an untreated steel structure.
As the steel rusts, it dissipates and expands, pushing the brick out.
Therefore, proper coating of steel is necessary to prevent rust.
Paving joints should be refined in detail so that they do not collide with each other during the movement of the building.

Fact 3

An aesthetic that literally dates back centuries, brick wall interiors have attracted interest for the past 200 years. Where it was once fashionable to cover internal brick walls with plaster or sheeting,
Recent trends have been to reveal the inherent warmth and texture of interior brick walls.

Interior brick can add a sense of country charm or urban style to a room, adding a sense of history or timelessness that can completely change the feel of a home or business.
However, not all walls have existing brickwork,
And as a building material, brick is expensive and time-consuming to manufacture and cut.
So if you’re interested in brick interior walls, you should consider installing something new – either real brick veneer or faux brick panels.

Fact 4

Solid brick houses are usually built using two layers of brick or concrete blocks with an outer brick layer. Although the interior can be left for the image of natural brick,
Sometimes the materials used for the inner parts of the walls were of poor quality – as they were meant to be covered.

If you are lucky enough to have a solid brick wall with good quality brick for your interior – congratulations! Just make sure you take proper care of the material,
Because brick is porous and can be damaged by changes in humidity or the use of harsh cleaners such as trisodium phosphate or muriatic acid.

Because brick is relatively expensive and requires a skilled mason to install, building a wall with solid brick—real brick—is a viable option.

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Fact 5

Thin brick tiles can be purchased to cover the interior wall in one piece, creating a brick veneer.
The bricks used for veneers are real bricks, and are cut thinner to reduce weight and size, allowing them to be attached to drywall or similar surfaces.
They are still as porous.

Wall covering requires a professional experienced worker who will measure every centimeter, don’t forget,
that you will need to add grout between the bricks to fill the space, which adds stability, improves acoustics and improves the overall aesthetic.

It is interesting that it is possible to make a fireplace from decorative bricks, see Article brick fireplace