Decorative bricks in the interior of the corridor
In recent years, it has become quite popular to decorate the walls in the corridor with decorative bricks. And this is no accident, since this finish allows you to make the interior more functional and permanently retains its beautiful appearance.
Pros and cons of use
Decorative brick, which is lined with walls in the hallway, has quite a lot of advantages:
- This coating will hide all the irregularities of the structures.
- It is durable, not rubbed, as is often the case with wallpaper on the protruding parts of rooms.
- This is a fairly lightweight material that will not make the walls heavier; they will not need additional reinforcement.
- A large selection of textures and colors of this finishing material will help you create a unique interior.
- Decorative bricks are quite easy to clean, dirt and dust from them is easily rubbed off with a damp cloth.
- They are not afraid of changes in humidity and temperature, they will not crack and will not lose their appearance under the aggressive influence of the environment.
- This coating increases the noise and heat insulation of the room.
- In case of damage to one or several masonry fragments, it is possible to replace only these elements without disassembling the entire wall.
- Prices for this facing material are different, and everyone will be able to choose a decorative brick for themselves.
But there is such a brickwork and disadvantages. The main one is that some types of this coating are quite fragile and one must be extremely careful when laying them.
The types of artificial bricks on the market of building materials, which are used for interior decoration of houses, and in particular, corridors, are vast, and we must first understand what they differ in.
Quite often, decorative brick is called clinker tiles. This is a type of ceramic material that has a rough or smooth surface. It is light, fairly durable, has a minimum thickness and rich color gamut.
This type of decorative finish is perfect for facing fireplaces and stoves, if they are installed in the hall, as it is heat-resistant.
Another type of decorative brick can be attributed cement products. This material is made by hand by kneading a solution of sand, clay and water and shaping it using formwork. Such a finishing material resembles an ordinary brick, but unlike its counterpart, it is quite fragile and you need to be especially careful with it when laying. But the surface of this finish is very interesting, textured.
However, with cement brick care, it must be remembered that it is not worth much to moisten this material, otherwise it may simply deteriorate, in addition, the use of any chemicals to clean it is also prohibited.
This material is environmentally friendly, does not cause allergies. The walls, finished with cement brick, can freely "breathe." The disadvantage of this coating is thatthat when laying this material a lot of dust and debris is generated, and also the fact that during operation it is necessary to maintain a constant air humidity of no more than 50% to preserve the integrity of the fragments.
Recently, to improve the performance properties in the production of cement bricks, manufacturers have been adding various polymers, marble and granite chips.
Another type of decorative brick is gypsum stone. This is the most inexpensive of the materials presented here for finishing corridors, halls and hallways. It weighs very little, so you can even mount it on sheets of drywall. The disadvantages of this material are its fragility and the need for fairly dry air (here the humidity of the room should also not exceed 50%).
With an increased rate, the bricks can simply become brittle and collapse. But modern technology has practically solved this problem. After finishing the wall, this material is covered with a special varnish with a water-repellent effect, and this procedure significantly increases the service life of the gypsum brick.
Flexible tile brick allows to finish the premises both inside and outside. It is excellent in resisting temperature and humidity, has high noise insulation performance. It is easy to lay such a tile, it does not crumble, it bends well, therefore it does not require a completely flat surface.
If there are columns in your corridor and you want to decorate them with brickwork - this material will be your indispensable assistant, as it easily goes around all corners and circles.
You can also buy whole panels imitating brickwork of various materials: MDF, PVC, glass fiber concrete. This will facilitate the work on laying this facing material, especially if you cover all the walls of the corridor with it.
Room decoration methods
Design the walls of the corridor can be different.
To do this, use several techniques:
- You can spend facing the entire room. To this end, all walls from the ceiling to the floor around the perimeter of the room are covered with brickwork.
- You can decorate with decorative bricks only one wall, and paint the rest with paint or paste over with wallpaper.
- Also, quite often with the help of this arrangement, particularly prominent parts of the corridor layout are protected. This veneer protects wallpaper and paintwork from abrasion.
- With this material, you can focus on certain interior details, for example, highlight a door or impose such a material on the location of the mirror, lay out the arch.
- It is quite popular to imitate destroyed surfaces on walls with the help of this facing material. For this, the walls are laid by the material not entirely, but only from below, changing the height of the cladding in such a way as to simulate a crumbling wall.
Brick wall is a fairly popular element of decor in many modern styles of corridors.
Here are a few of them, where this type of finish is an integral part:
- Pop Art. This style is dominated by bright colors. The wall here is better to lay out the bricks of natural terracotta hue, and you can reinforce this lining with a picture in orange tones or bright textiles on the stool.
- Loft. Factory style will not do without a brick wall.Here lining can be of any color - from white, white and gray to dark brown. It will be perfectly combined with a pipe hanger or gray concrete ceiling.
- High tech. This style also allows the use of brickwork on the wall. Here it must be neat, its surface is close to perfect.
- Country style If a brick wall is used, it should imitate as much as possible the natural coating, moreover, laid out by non-professionals, with different thickness of joints, with possibly clay smeared on the surface. This will create a rustic look in the interior.
- Scandinavian style You can also find a place for such a wall covering in the hallway. It will give the interior austerity, while adding trends of the past centuries.
- In gothic or ethnic interiors a cold brick wall would also be appropriate.
The color range of decorative bricks for finishing corridors is quite extensive. The choice of colors depends only on personal preferences and the planned design of this room. Many believe that the corridor is a rather dark area, which needs to add light.In this regard, used to decorate the walls of white brick or tone, close to white with a beige or gray tint.
Such colors and truth, can make the room brighter, in addition, these shades can visually enlarge the often narrow corridors of our apartments, making them visually more extensive.
White brick will give a more noticeable effect, if you choose it with a glossy surface. In addition, the light colors are refreshing, making the interior of the closed space of the corridor easier.
Some, on the contrary, choose the color of the decorative brick darker. This is due to the fact that in the corridors and hallways the walls quickly get dirty with dirty shoes, bicycles, wheelchairs and many others, and the dirt on the white surface will be immediately noticeable. A dark tone can disguise it, especially since some types of coating are quite capricious in terms of contact with water.
Both light and dark decorative brick can be either monophonic or with various patches, thus imitating natural brickwork. This brick is quite hard to pick up in color. Therefore, now in the building stores you can buy a special coating,which allows you to smooth the color drops, in addition, it can hide even small defects and chips on the surface of the bricks.
Many are wondering how you can simulate the masonry on the wall of the corridor with white brick. Make it pretty simple. There are several ways to help you make such a design.
If you live in a brick house and the partitions of your home are also made of brick, then you just need to clean the wall from plaster. To do this, you can use the grinder and remove the entire layer of the finish coating, reaching the cherished masonry. Then it is necessary to clean the surface of the wall from dust and dirt. To do this, you need to buy a special oxygen-containing composition, which will also help to remove cement residue, and treat the entire surface with it.
Then you need to align the seams between the bricks, giving them a more presentable look. This can be done with grout or putty.
Then the wall should be washed and primed. Allow the surface to dry completely, then coat it with water-based varnish. Then you need to paint the wall white and varnish it again.In this case, the finish coating can be selected with both glossy and matte gloss.
You can cut the necessary bricks from pieces of foam plastic, change the flat surface of this material with a screwdriver, thereby simulating the broken brick, glue the parts onto the wall and paint the wall white and finish it with varnish. This option is suitable for finishing temporary dwellings, as well as country houses - a fairly cheap way to simulate a white brick wall.
Hallway Design Examples
A corridor or an entrance hall is one of the most frequently finished premises with the help of decorative bricks. Here are a few examples of how to apply this facing in such a not simple room.
White wall, fully lined with decorative brick, in a narrow corridor visually pushes the space.
Decorative bricks can decorate even the door, thereby concealing it, merging into one with the wall.
Brickwork can only be in a niche and be an excellent basis for paintings or other similar accessories.
Fragmentary masonry on the wall in the hallway will close the place that is very likely to stain.
Beautiful ideas in the interior
Urban style in the hallway of a modern dwelling is quite appropriate. Here the street with the roadway, shown on the door, passes into the brick wall of the building, which is part of the corridor.
The wall, decorated with white aged brick, in combination with metal shelves for the garage gives a rather interesting and functional interior of the hallway in the loft style.
The brutal design of the gray wall with a fragment of brickwork contrasts with the glamorous velvet banquette of purple color - a rather bold and original interior for the decoration of the corridor.
Next, watch the video on how to lay decorative brick in the hallway.