Why Old Chicago Brick?

Salvaged Reclaimed Chicago Brick

Old Chicago Brick 8The buildings in the Irish ghettos built with what has become known as Chicago Common Brick survived the Great Chicago Fire

Reclaimed Historic Chicago Common Brick

Chicago is a brick city.  This is, mainly, because of the Great Chicago Fire of October 1871 that destroyed over 4 square miles of the city and killed hundreds. The buildings in the Irish ghettos built with what has become known as Chicago Common Brick survived the fire therefore, the building boom following the fire lead to the use of this very high organic clay brick. This brick is softer and more absorbent than modern brick, it is breathable (it can expand and contract with atmospheric  and moisture changes) and it is very durable.

Chicago brick tile / Chicago brick veneer is made from antique, reclaimed Chicago original bricks, a 100% recycled material pulled from demolished buildings in Chicago. This 100% recycled product (also known as salvaged, reclaimed, recovered, historic, antique, and old brick) is a naturally weathered material from many years exposure to the elements.

Old Chicago ½ inch thin veneer tiles are the outside slice of real reclaimed old Chicago common brick. Genuine Old Chicago brick veneers vary in shape and color. Their colors range from cream to pink to light buff, and from rose to terracotta, with touches of gold and black.

The only kind of brick that has a proven track record of natural aesthetic beauty, long-term durability, and performance is genuine clay brick, brick made from clay and shale.

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Thin is ‘IN’

Thin Brick Installation – Chicago Brick Veneer –

Chicago Brick Tile

Old Chicago brick veneer/Chicago brick tiles – is real brick veneer made from real clay brick (Chicago common brick) that has been cut thin. Its cut thin for reduced weight and easy installation. Chicago brick veneer is so lightweight that you can now take the beauty of brick anywhere in your home, residential or commercial project, without worrying about reinforced sub-floors and load-bearing walls.

Stepping stones - Brick patterns availableClockwise – Chicago Brick Tile for floors, driveways, sidewalks, pool decks (a. Ref, Fossil; b. Ref. Antique) Chicago Brick Veneer for walls (c. Ref. Fossil; d. Ref Antique)
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Both, Chicago brick tile and Chicago brick veneer offer strength, durability and distinctive aesthetic appeal to any residential or commercial project. Our Chicago brick products can easily transform any space and can dramatically increase the value and beauty of your home’s interior or exterior. The many uses of Chicago brick tile include: floors, driveways, sidewalks, pool decks, patios etc.

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Differentiate your project by providing uniqueness and a beautiful timeless look that will stand the test of time…

Strong durable and virtually maintenance-free

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Old Chicago Brick Faux Fireplace lit with candles

There are hundreds of design possibilities with old Chicago brick veneer. Chicago brick veneer uses include: accent walls, full interiors and exteriors of homes and commercial spaces, kitchen back-splashes, baths, wine cellars, interior and exterior design elements or design accents such as architectural Chicago brick veneer decorative columns (fake columns/ faux columns) and Chicago brick veneer decorative fireplaces and mantels (picture left – decorative column w/fake fireplace lit with candles in Miami). Old Chicago brick installs just like tile, using thin mortar, but the beauty of it is that still maintains all of the character, texture and beauty of antique brick that could only come from old weathered brick.

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Technical Stuff…

And to conclude here’s the technical part of Brick…

Clay brick is one of the few materials that building codes allow to be reused in a building application when it meets the ASTM standar. The NIST (National Institute for Standards and Technology) gives brick masonry a 100 year lifespan.

Because of its inherently natural elements (ingredients), the reduction in the amount of resources used to manufacture brick (minimal waste and countless recycling options) and the utilization of renewable energy in the firing process, brick is the most sustainable green building material made and the first masonry material that can attain a ‘Certificate of Environmental Claims’ from a third party source. Consequently, salvaged bricks are in high demand today.

BRICK IS A GREEN BUILDING MATERIAL CHICAGO BRICK TILES FOR WALLS – CHICAGO BRICK TILES FOR FLOORS
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