Our Rose Hill brick color is intended for use on walls and ceilings only. Part of the beauty of our Rose Hill brick comes from its heavy texture. But the heavy texture is also what makes it unsuitable as a brick floor. If you have a situation where you want a matching brick floor to go with a Rose Hill brick wall, we suggest using our St. Louis color as the brick floor. You can scroll down several photos below to see just such an application.
Color: Rose Hill Pattern: Face Brick
This shows PortStone’s Corner Brick pattern being used to form arched headers above the French doors. Corner Brick comes in 36 inch strips. The bricks in the Corner Brick strips are staggered (1 full length brick and 1 half length brick) so that they will tie into our Face Brick when used to wrap a corner. In the example above, bricks from the Face Brick pattern were cut in half and used to fill in between the full length bricks. All PortStone Thin Brick products are very easy to cut to fit virtually any application. These walls were constructed using 2X6 lumber. The doors and windows were framed
This is a large covered patio where our Rose Hill brick color was used on some of the walls. To make this installation, concrete backerboard board was installed over waferboard sheeting, then PortStone Thin Brick in our Face Brick pattern and Rose Hill brick color was installed over the backerboard using thin-set mortar. The brick floor patio is our St. Louis color. You can see how well these two colors blend together.The photo below shows PortStone Thin Brick installed over concrete blocks.
Wall Brick - Rose HillPorch Brick - St. Louis
The heavy texture of our Rose Hill brick color shows up very well in this photo. Rose Hill makes a great looking brick accent wall, but it is much too heavily textured for use as a brick floor.
The enlarged photo to the left shows a good example of our Corner Brick pattern. Although all PortStone Thin Brick products are only about as thick as ceramic tile, our Corner Brick is used to wrap corners so that it gives the natural appearance of full, regular sized bricks. You can see in this photo where Corner Brick was used to wrap the corner of the jut-out for the fireplace and it was also used to make the corner turn back just inside the fireplace opening. PortStone should never be used inside the fire box. It takes a special brick made specifically for use in fire boxes to withstand the extreme heat generated inside a fireplace.This fireplace is actually a steel pre-fab fireplace. The jut-out is framed with 2X4 lumber to make this look like a full brick constructed fireplace. The Corner Brick that wraps back into the opening was installed over 2 layers of sheetrock that wrapped the 2X4 lumber to give additional protection against excessive heat reaching the 2X4 lumber. Check with your local building codes before using such an installation. The PortStone for Walls Brick used in these photos was installed over drywall using ceramic tile mastic as the adhesive. Thin-set mortar can also be used, but mastic has a much quicker “grab” than thin-set does so it tends to hold the brick panels in place right where you put them. If the panels should want to slip downward when they are first laid in place, drywall screws can be used in the joints between the bricks within a panel to hold it in place until the mastic or thin-set can hold them without slipping. If this is necessary, the screws only need to be screwed into the drywall about ¼” or so. The screws should be removed before grouting.
using 2X4’s flush with the outside wall. This allowed the PortStone Thin Brick of the walls to give the complete look of full thickness bricks.