New Country French CottageMediterranean Entry, DC Metro
Photographer: Anice Hoachlander from Hoachlander Davis Photography, LLC Principal
Designer: Anthony "Ankie" Barnes, AIA, LEED AP
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Brick is a particularly long-lasting flooring choice, and many people find it more attractive as it ages. Full of character and visually warm, brick floors are suitable for many rooms, including the entry, kitchen and mudroom.
Pros of Brick Flooring• Design flexibility. As with tile, brick's modular nature lends itself to an infinite variety of patterns. Running bond (staggered), basket weave, herringbone and others are classics, but you can create a custom motif or a mosaic-style treatment. Brick also lends itself well to paint or epoxy, if you'd like a dramatically different color than the usual earth tones. • Sturdiness. Remember the Three Little Pigs? There are good reasons brick has been a construction stalwart for centuries: It's tough to destroy, it doesn't rot. and it won't require painting or refinishing. Brick withstands extreme conditions and weathers heavy foot traffic with ease, and it's also heatproof. Individual bricks may crack or chip over time, but they are relatively easy to pry out and replace.