A rustic brick wall should look old and reminiscent of what you would see in some of the heritage brick homes or buildings. Purchase thin brick that is tumbled with irregular edges for a natural old brick look.
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It is best to apply the brick against a cement board. Make sure the surface for application is clean, flat and dry.In this video, I’ll show you how to get a cool vintage look inside your space by building a brick veneer wall using reclaimed old Chicago brick.
I did this a little differently by cutting the brick in half, which cuts the amount of brick needed by 1/2, while giving you the exact same look of a full brick wall. This was built on a concrete slab on grade.
If your floor is elevated or you have a basement, you need to add some support to your floor or it may sag. This veneer weighs around 1,500 pounds so it is heavy.I spent around $400 for the brick. So with mortar and other minor expenses I probably spent around $500.