How to Design a Mortar Washed Brick Floor

How to Design a Mortar Washed Brick Floor

From brick style to grout color.  From herringbone to horizontal.  Find a gallery of inspiration to help design a mortar washed brick floor!

If you have been following along with us as we renovate #ourthirdfixerupper #frenchcountrycottage, then you know about the reclaimed brick we bought to DIY a mortar washed brick floor in the foyer and the sun room.  Let’s explore how to design a mortar washed brick floor!

Mortar Washed Brick Ideas

Source

I have SCOURED the internet for the source of this photo and cannot find it.  If anyone knows it, then please please let me know because I am dying to see the rest of the house!  I had to put this picture first because I mean wow.  The door.  The floor.  The walls.  The vignette.  Everything about this photo is speaking my language and is exactly the feeling I am going for in the large laundry/craft room and mud hall in Our French Country Home we will build.  #designgoals!

 

How to Design a Mortar Washed Brick Floor

Choosing Bricks and Mortar

The first step is choosing which bricks you want to use and then deciding on a mortar or grout color.  Zach and I bought two skids of reclaimed brick from one of our local greenhouses.  They had it as a walkway for years, and then they replaced it.  From trash to treasure!  But for those of you exploring pre-made brick it is helpful to see photos from what others have done.

How to Design Mortar Washed Brick Floor

Mortar Washed Brick Ideas

Cedar Lane Farmhouse

  • Grout – Polyblend Sanded Grout in Antique White
  • Brick –  Old Mill Brick from Home Depot in the color Rushmore

If you click on Cedar Lane Farmhouse you will find a great tutorial with some very helpful tips when laying down a brick floor.  This is not as mortar washed as I would like, but it was a great post.

 

Mortar Washed Brick Ideas

Domestic Imperfection

Mortar Washed Brick Ideas

Domestic Imperfection

  • Brick – Old Mill Brick from Home Depot in the color Castle Gate
  • Grout – Polyblend sanded grout in Antique White

This herringbone pattern is fabulously done.  If you click to Domestic Imperfection it will link you to a review of her brick floor one year later.  This is invaluable information for those of us wondering how much we will like our mortar washed brick floor down the road!  I personally like more of a true white grout because I think it lightens the bricks and helps the colors to pop, but they did a fabulous job at Domestic Imperfection!

 

How to Design a Mortar Washed Brick Floor

Evolution of Style

  • Brick – Crema Tile from Hope Depot

 

How to Design a Mortar Washed Brick Floor

Jenna Sue Design

How to Design a Mortar Washed Brick Floor

Jenna Sue Design

  • Brick – Old Mill Brick from Home Depot in color Rushmore

Oh. my. goodness.  This bathroom makeover at Jenna Sue Design has absolutely nailed the French Country Cottage style.  Absolutely everything about this bathroom is gorgeous.  You will not be disappointed if you click on that link!  #bathroomgoals

 

How to Design a Mortar Washed Brick Floor

Home Depot

  • Brick – MSI Brick from Home Depot in Rustico Color

 

Mortar Washed Brick Ideas

Farmhouse 4010

Mortar Washed Brick Ideas

Farmhouse 4010

  • Bricks – Old Chicago bricks from Vintage Brick Salvage
  • Grout – True White

Ok.  These next two NAILED it.  Absolutely stunning.  Checkout the instagram account at Farmhouse 4010.  Her laundry room is perfection.  I love the soft patina of the gray/green cabinets with the farmhouse sink and reclaimed brick floor.  #laundryfordays.

 

Mortar Washed Brick Ideas

Our Coastal Farmhouse

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Our Coastal Farmhouse

Mortar Washed Brick Ideas

Our Coastal Farmhouse

  • Bricks – Reclaimed Old Chicago Brick
  • Grout – Super White Mortar

There is a good reason I have 3 pictures of the reclaimed brick stove surround from Our Coastal Farmhouse.  This is not a floor, but the colors, the herringbone patterned back splash combined with the vertically patterned arch and horizontally patterned surround??!  Just wow.  Similar to the picture above, it feels that the colors are so much more pronounced against a true white grout or mortar.  I also love the way this one and the one above are more of a mortar washed appearance.

How to Design a Mortar Washed Brick Floor

Designing a Layout

Herringbone Pattern

 

Mortar Washed Brick Ideas

South Met North

This is also an amazing floor and you should definitely click to the account of South Met North to see more photos for inspiration.  There are no sources listed for her floor, but they did this flooring themselves with reclaimed brick.  #diyinspiration

 

Mortar Washed Brick Ideas

Source

 

Mortar Washed Brick Ideas

Farmhouse 4010

 

Mortar Washed Brick Ideas

Domestic Imperfection

How to Design a Mortar Washed Brick Floor

Jenna Sue Design

 

Designing a Mortar Washed Brick Floor

Designing a Layout

Linear Pattern

 

Mortar Washed Brick Ideas

Cedar Lane Farmhouse

 

How to Design a Mortar Washed Brick Floor

Source

I wish I knew the source of this picture because the color scheme is just gorgeous.  I love the soft greenish/gray walls with this brick.  That paint almost looks like Sea Salt by Benjamin Moore.

 

Mortar Washed Brick Ideas

Designing a Layout

Mixed Pattern

 

How to Design a Mortar Washed Brick Floor

Texas Forever Farmhouse

How to Design a Mortar Washed Brick Floor

Texas Forever Farmhouse

Texas Forever Farmhouse is another account you will not regret clicking to!!

 

Mortar Washed Brick Ideas

87 Home Design

This is almost exactly what I am envisioning from a layout standpoint for our foyer entrance.  I am wondering though for the very small foyer floor we have if I shouldn’t just skip the border and go all herringbone?  Does the border visually create a smaller appearing space?  Maybe.

A DIY mortar washed floor post is to come with all of our progress and after pics!!  Hope you found some design inspiration!  Now to go cut some reclaimed brick . . .

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