Indoor brick flooring has been used for centuries now. However, it has only recently gained the popularity it deserves, with more and more homes incorporating brick flooring ideas into their indoor design. 

There are two reasons for that. One, brick floors look absolutely astonishing. And two, modern engineered brick requires much less maintenance, meaning it’s much more convenient to use than ever before.

At Lubelska, we have been supplying reclaimed brick tiles for 20 years now (albeit through a different name). Thanks to the development of modern sealers, our brick floor tiles are durable and easy to maintain, combining quality with convenience. 

If you’ve been considering using brick floors at your home, this is the guide for you. Below, we go over several different indoor brick flooring ideas we have supplied so that you can see for yourself how brick floors can benefit your home’s indoor design.

1. RENOVATED NORTH LONDON HOME

Neil Dusheiko architects built an extension on a London house and used our reclaimed brick flooring in their kitchen, going out into the garden and up the wall. The brick floor works brilliantly with this modern extension, adding some rusticity and character to the design. A perfect example of how contemporary and rustic can work really well together. 

2. MCLEAN QUINLAN DEVON PASSIVHAUS

The overall design of this Devon Passivhaus by Mclean Quinland is simple – clean and contemporary. The problem with such designs is that it’s easy to create a space that feels cold and sterile. This is where our LUBY brick tiles came in, providing warmth and matching with the overall feel of the interior at the same time.

Our brick floor is also keeping with the brick theme of the entire house. In fact, this space was shortlisted in the RIBA South West Awards 2020, proving just how beneficial can brick flooring be when used right.

Photography – Jim Stephenson

3. RUSTIC KITCHEN FILM SET

Next on the list is a barn conversion turned into a rustic photoshoot and filming venue. As you can see, our reclaimed brick floor was laid in various patterns, including herringbone, stretcher bond with an inlay pattern and border. These reclaimed bricks fit perfectly into the setting and keep with the rustic interior and look of this beautiful barn.

4. CORNWALL COTTAGE DESIGNED BY JILL STEIN

One look at this beautiful cottage designed by Jill Stein is enough to see how brick flooring can tie a room together. When Jill Stein bought this rundown property to restore it to its former glory, she asked us to help her with the flooring. Our brick floor was used over underfloor heating and in almost the whole downstairs of the house, adding something extra to an already mesmerising space.

5. HOUSE IN SURREY WITH A MEDITERRANEAN FEEL

A house in Surrey with the Mediterranean feel to it? Achieving such style is possible with our brick floors, and this interior design proves it perfectly. But it’s not just about the style. In the summer days, the bricks keep the house cool, and with underfloor heating in the winter, the brickwork conducts heat evenly – an ideal example of combining style with usability.

6. MODERN HOUSE IN THE HEART OF SUFFOLK

Although brick floors are often considered retro, they can also match great with modern designs. In this case, we have a warmer brick tile that was laid cut face up to provide an even feel and a smoother surface. Because of these two factors, it combines well with the rest of the house.

7. BRICK FLOOR WITH A SATIN FINISH

This brick floor was sealed with a satin finish floor sealer. That gives it a different look compared to the other flooring designs, making it less smooth and more retro. The satin finish offers a different style without the need to use boiled linseed oil.

8. BOOTROOM WITH ENHANCED COLOUR

Again, a different finish was used here, as the client wanted a more reddish colour. Usually, we use a colour enhancing sealer to achieve such a style. However, in this case, we used a wood stainer to give the floor the desired colour and then sealed it with our natural sealer. We tested different bricks with the type of colour we were after and then used this all over once we settled on a particular colour. The result exceeded our expectations.

9. RECTORY HOTEL CONSERVATORY

The rectory hotel in the Cotswolds used our thin brick tile in a herringbone pattern to redesign their conservatory. It’s one of our warmer brick floor tiles, which works brilliantly in such open space. In this case, the brick flooring was finished with a lime wash, giving it a more dusty finish that suits the overall style of the hotel.

We have also added some photos of the floor after a few years. You can see this floor has improved with age and use.

Conservatory with brick floor

10. COUNTRY BOOT ROOM

Next on the list is another boot room brick flooring design idea. This time, however, in an entirely different style. This brick floor was laid in a herringbone pattern, and the grout was poured on, giving a very rustic feel to the entire space. Don’t know about you, but we love the colour coordination of all the colours here and how well they go together. 

11. LONDON KITCHEN EXTENSION

And last but not least, we have the London kitchen extension which has recently featured in the Grand Designs Magazine. This beautiful extension uses the inside out approach with our LUBY brick floor, giving the entire extension a unique look.

TYPES OF BRICK TILES

In general, we provide four primary types of brick tiles, with each offering something different from the others. Depending on your design needs, you can choose between:

  • LUBY – Pale: Colours here vary between light pinks, sand, ochre, and cream. They offer a more natural look, working great with both traditional and contemporary settings.
  • LUBP – Pale: Slimmer than LUBY bricks. This type comes with a similar colour palette. Since they’re reclaimed, each tile is slightly different from the other.
  • LUBR – Warm: These tiles range from reds to pink, orange, and browns, offering a warmer look to a space.
  • LUBW – Warm: LUBW tiles are slimmer than LUBR ones, offering the same warm addition to any room you put them in.

ADVANTAGES OF USING BRICK FLOORING INDOORS

Some people claim that brick flooring is reserved for the outdoors. As you can see from the examples above, though, that statement is far from being true. There are numerous brick flooring ideas you can take advantage of when refurbishing your home to give it an entirely new look.

However, if you still have some doubts about whether or not brick flooring is the right choice for your house, let us dispel them. Here are some of the most significant advantages of inviting brick flooring indoors:

BRICK FLOORS ARE SUSTAINABLE

If you’ve always dreamt of an eco-friendly house, installing brick flooring is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to achieve that. That’s because the raw ingredients of a brick tile – clay, shale, and kaolin – are hundred per cent natural and reusable. That means our reclaimed brick tiles are more sustainable, allowing you to enhance your indoor design and, at the same time, reduce environmental waste.

BRICK FLOORING WORKS WELL WITH NUMEROUS STYLES

A great thing about brick flooring is the versatility it provides. You can lay it in numerous configurations depending on your needs. A great example of such versatility is the modern house mentioned above (design idea number 6), where tiles were laid cut face up to provide a smoother feel. Brick floors can also be painted to match different designs or be combined with other floor materials, such as reclaimed oak flooring.

BRICK TILES ARE MORE DURABLE

No other flooring can beat brick when it comes to durability. They can last for decades without experiencing any form of decay, no matter the foot traffic, sun exposure, or unexpected incidents like floods or fires. On top of that, even if a tile gets damaged, you can easily replace it without having to spend a fortune on the entire floor renovation.

WHY CHOOSE LUBELSKA FOR YOUR BRICK FLOORING DESIGN IDEAS?

With many years of experience, we know all the ins and outs of the flooring industry. And as you can see from the numerous design examples above, these aren’t just empty words. We’ve helped countless homeowners achieve their dream indoor flooring design ideas, be it brick, oak, or terracotta. 

As for the brick tiles in our offer, there are four primary brick types you can opt for – LUBY, LUBR, LUBR, and LUBW. Each comes with distinct features, but all can add something unique to your interior. Check out our selection of reclaimed brick tiles and choose the option that will suit your project best.And if you have any further questions regarding our brick flooring solutions, feel free to leave a comment below or contact us directly. We will be more than happy to help you with anything related to your project.