By MrMasonry

Whether you are talking about art or architecture, dentistry or masonry, the term veneer has a place in the conversation. Generally speaking, a veneer is any sort of covering that enhances the appearance of a surface. Veneers can be wood, or porcelain, or brick- just to name a few. Brick veneers are actually one of the most useful masonry materials in home renovation and beatification because they can quickly change the look of both indoor and outdoor spaces.

There are many ways to use brick veneer indoors. Many people like to add a bit of brick to the interior of their homes to lend character, charm, and an antique look. If your fireplace or mantle piece isnt already a lovely shade of brick, veneer might just be the answer to bringing back that rustic down home feeling. Lets not forget the charm of using veneer to frame a door very chic! And for a modern (sometimes considered industrial look), you might consider covering an entire wall with veneer to create the feel of interior exposed brick.


Brick veneer is great for the eternal decorator or interior design artist who can never settle on just one style. While using brick veneer can add an atmosphere of solid permanence to your interior dcor, the beauty of this thin brick layer is that it is very simple to remove or paint over should you grow bored with the brick look.

Outside the home, brick veneers are also a good choice for a faade facelift. As with other materials like metal or vinyl siding, these thin coverings can both change the appearance of your home and protect its exterior. Because brick is heavier and denser than other materials, it offers advantages when added as a protective layer between your home and flying objects. It can also withstand heavy winds and offer some protection against heavy rains (although you should note that it is not waterproof).

One thing you should consider when thinking about how to install brick veneers is the level of time and expertise required for such a task. Although these walls use thinner materials, they still require careful preparation, planning, and installation. As with any masonry project, there are many potential problems that can arise if you choose to install a brick veneer yourself. There is always the threat of water damage to exposed wood if brick is not installed quickly enough. Aligning brick with existing obstacles, like windows and doors, can also pose a serious challenge. Finally, buying the needed materials beyond the brick- like mortar, tools, and possibly scaffolding (for outdoor projects)- can be a real hassle.

For all of those Do-It-Yourself-ers reading this article, this doesnt mean you should be intimidated by brick veneer, just be sure to understand your material and utilize the appropriate tools for the job. However, please dont hesitate to hire a professional to handle the job for you. If installed correctly, your new brick veneer project will bring you aesthetic joy for many many years to come.

About the Author: Mr. Masonry hasn’t met a brick project he didn’t just LOVE ~ but interior brick is one of his favorites! You can find more information about

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