Advantages of using pavers as kitchen flooring

Pavers as kitchen flooring give you a durable floor that’s easy to care for. Kitchen brick floors can be as formal or informal as you want, determined by the pattern you choose and throw rugs you scatter on them. Brick flooring is absorbent so does need to be sealed to protect it from water, grease and dirt stains so common in kitchens. If you have an environmental focus in your home, consider reclaimed brick that is used as flooring. In fact, this concept has been gaining a lot of ground lately, and people are specifically asking for reclaimed brick to be used for flooring at home. however, you may have to ensure that such reclaimed brick meets the required standards and is devoid of any physical deformity.

 

The choice that you make for your kitchen flooring dictates the entire feeling of your kitchen. In most homes, the kitchen is the central hub of activity of the entire family. That’s why most people want flooring that makes the kitchen feel warm and inviting. Installing pavers as kitchen flooring has multiple advantages. Nobody wants their home to look like just anyone else’s. There has to be a certain identity to your kitchen, just like you strive to be different from all the people out there. Pavers are an excellent way of doing this. It can also go on to become a style statement, something that you will be appreciated for.

 

Brick pavers as kitchen flooring can help create a warm feeling in your kitchen so that it feels more welcoming. Although this is an unusual choice for kitchen flooring, it is a choice that can make your kitchen into that one of a kind showplace that you want it to be.

 

When most people think of brick pavers, they think of outside spaces. Brick pavers are used outside for patios, porches, steps, and sidewalks, but they are also a great choice for indoors. Brick is extremely durable and easy to take care of, which is why it is an ideal choice for a high traffic area like the kitchen. The kitchen is one of the most traveled rooms in the home and it needs flooring that is durable, easy to clean, and that is beautiful. Just because people in the past did not prefer to brick because of whatever reason they had, doesn’t mean we have to say no to it. Brick flooring pavers in a kitchen can be the ideal thing that goes with your house giving it a unique feel and look.

 

Brick pavers as kitchen flooring add texture, color, design, and beauty to your kitchen no matter what your tastes are. Brick flooring is one of the most neutral flooring choices that you can make as it goes with almost any color, any wood, and any decorating style. The beautiful, natural pattern of brick adds interest and appeal to the rooms as well.

 

Many companies offer reclaimed brick to use as flooring. Reclaimed brick is brick that was taken from a building that was scheduled to be demolished. This brick is then cleaned and repurposed for use in other homes, business, and buildings. This is a great way to recycle brick and the natural aged look of the brick can create a floor that others will be envious of!

 

There are many different ways that brick can be laid in your kitchen. The most common designs that are laid are the running bond, herringbone, and basket weave designs. Running bond is when the brick pavers are laid end to end in staggered rows. Herringbone is when bricks are laid in a diagonal direction and basket weave is when the bricks are laid at cross angles to each other as if woven. These different designs help create an unusual look and texture in the kitchen. Some of these designs can be done without any external help while others might need some expert hands to be completed. You may take the final call on that.

 

Brick flooring must be sealed so that it does not stain. If sealed, brick flooring is easy to take care of with simple sweeping, vacuuming, and cleaning with a mild detergent. This makes them ideal for rooms where messes reign supreme such as in the kitchen, family room, or other rooms that see a lot of messes.

 

Kitchen brick floors will instantly update your kitchen from cold and uninviting to warm and welcoming. If you are looking for a kitchen floor that is easy to clean, durable, and beautiful, then brick pavers as kitchen flooring are a choice that you will definitely want to consider.


56 thoughts on “Advantages of using pavers as kitchen flooring

  1. Hi Dave,
    I really cannot tell you for sure, I can tell you that it would depend on if your floor joists are strong enough to handle the weight. Chances are, the floor joists would be good enough, if you don’t think they are then you should beef them up a bit to make sure. Pavers are heavier than wood, as I’m sure you already know. Add to that the weight of cabinets (and what is stored in them!), appliances, etc.
    Another question: When you refer to a second-floor room, do you literally mean on the second story of the home, or do you mean it’s on the main floor with a basement underneath? This can make a difference as well as sometimes there is actually steel beams between a basement and first floor.

  2. I hope you can help me. I am thinking of building a very rustic cabin in Central America. I will only be there for a month or two a year. I have about 10 thousand bricks and would like to use them for flooring. Is it possible to set the bricks in sand instead of concrete for inside flooring? What are the problems with this?
    Thanks.

  3. Hi Charles,
    Anything is possible. I don’t know of anybody who has done this before so I don’t know what kind of problems you would have. The sand will get tracked everywhere of course.
    What type of foundation will the cabin have?

  4. I know the question sounded like I hadn’t thought about it, but when you have material you can build with, why not use it. The reason the question came up is because of experience I had with a retail business in Charleston, SC. My back patio floor was constructed of bricks laid in sand with no space between the bricks. The floor was 200 years old and received very heavy daily traffic–even horses at one time in its life. I never noticed any sand at all. I could use concrete as a floor, but I really like the look and feel of old bricks…plus they are free. Perhaps there is a way to seal the bricks to minimize the “tracking” problem. Another big plus was that when I had to lay some new pipe, I just pried up some brick and then replaced them when the job was done.
    I know brick and sand works outside, I was just wondering if I were created problems for myself by using it for interior floors.

  5. Ah, I see. It sounds like a delightful idea, but I think you’re going to run into problems with trying to use it inside. If you’re planning on not sealing it to keep it as natural looking as possible, I suppose it could work. It would certainly help avoiding floor damage due to expansion/contraction from temperature variances. I can see problems arising from dirt and things that might get dropped/spilled onto the flooring. In some ways, the old cobble streets get cleaned by good rain storms, and some dirt gets dusted away from the wind.
    I don’t know how well it would work for your cabin’s flooring, but I can understand why you’d consider it. I can see both the pros and the cons. For a full-time residence, I’d have to say that I wouldn’t recommend it, but for a retreat that isn’t going to have constant traffic and isn’t climate controlled year round it may does have possibilities.

  6. HI,
    When my husband and I purchased our home, we installed (diy project) brick pavers in our kitchen and bathrooms. We then sealed them; however, we apparently didn’t use enough sealer or the right one (I believe it was called Magnolia). Both the brick and the grout stain easily. I want to thoroughly clean the floors and reseal them. What do you recommend I use to get them very clean and what is the best product to seal them?

  7. Hi Rhi, You should contact a professional and buy a brick paver stain remover solution for any stubborn stains but for just general cleaning, I recommend just a mild detergent with water. I would also recommend Aqua Mix Enrich ‘N’ Seal as your sealant.

  8. Hi, I have brick pavers in my kitchen, and sunroom. I am haveing such a problem cleaning them that I am thinking of tearing it out. A sponge mop tears up, a cotton mops pulls pieces of cotton every where. I even bought a steam mop.
    I have seald it but it remains rough like the side of a house. What can I use to seal it so that it is smooth??? Thanks, Carol

  9. Thanks for your the recommendation. Some places in the grout are very chalky looking. Do I need to do anything to these areas before putting the polyurethane on?

  10. Kim,
    Grout does tend to look chalky sometimes, but can usually come clean. Make sure it is as clean and dry as possible, before applying the poly. I would clean it with just a little warm water. If it gets too wet, allow extra time for it to dry completely.

  11. help, recently built dream home, installed brick tumbled pavers in kitchen. loved them, then we sealed, now they look, white!!! what do I use to strip the seal, then what do I use to reseal? I REALLY like the clear liquid glass look because I want the RED in the brick to show through…help,,,,, please.

  12. Tonya,
    Clear sealers should not be showing up white once they are completely dry. It is possible there is something applied to the pavers from the factory that caused the discoloring. You should contact the manufacturer of the products you are using. You could ask them both what would be best to remove the first sealer, and how best to refinish to allow the natural colors to show through.

  13. We recently installed brick flooring in our kitchen area. I love the look, but I am growing nervous about the upkeep. I have read about the differences between penetrating and film forming sealers. I would like to know what to do to ultimately protect the surface. We are a family of 6…and anything that can happen to these floors will happen. Red wine, cranberry juice, dropped bottles of olive oil. We are a mess! I just need to protect the floor! I am willing to darken the color and take on a glossier surface :( if it prevents staining, but our brick is antiqued and I am nervous that in a few years when I have to reapply this protectant that the process of sanding it down will remove the antique finish. What is the ultimate protection for a home we plan to stay in and upkeep for the next 20 years? Our contractor isn’t giving us any leads. Please help!

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