I remember the first time I saw brick flooring in a home. My mother and I bought tickets to Geneva’s holiday house walk and an historic home just east of the river featured a brick floor in the entryway and kitchen. It was love at first sight!
My mother commented that, although pretty, the hard brick floor wouldn’t be very practical underfoot while cooking on your feet. It was that exact moment that I realized I would probably choose form over function when given the option.
Most people choose brick flooring for an entryway due to its ability to withstand the elements. But look how beautiful it is in an elegant dining room.
I was in my early twenties went I joined my mother for that holiday house walk. Living in my first home with my first-born daughter, I couldn’t afford to have brick flooring installed in my little bungalow. But I do remember looking at vinyl flooring in a brick pattern. Remember when that was all the rage for a country kitchen?
Brick floors add immediate warmth to any space. This entry is kept light and airy with white walls and a vaulted ceiling. A casual throw rug adds a little softness underfoot.
A smaller English country entryway reveals the beauty and rustic texture of brick. I love when rustic meets elegance as it does here with rich landscape paintings and antique pieces.
Sun rooms are a great place for the addition of brick flooring. Especially if you get a lot of indoor/outdoor traffic in the room. It’s easy to mop dirt from a brick floor.
Are you a fan of brick floors? Or do you fall in my mother’s camp who chooses function over form?
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