Installing a Brick Backsplash in the Kitchen
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Installing a Brick Backsplash in the Kitchen

The objective of a brick backsplash in the kitchen is that it is distinctive and eye-catching. Ceramic, glass, or stone tile backsplashes, as well as countertop material extensions, are popular choices for kitchen backsplashes. A brick backsplash, on the other hand, catches your eye and exudes a sense of timeless solidity. It’s also a job that’s less difficult to finish than it seems, due to the simple-to-install thin brick veneer.
What Is a Brick Backsplash?
A brick backsplash is a durable covering for the wall behind kitchen cabinets. It may be used for both ornamental and practical purposes.
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A brick backsplash gives a sturdy, traditional appearance as d├ęcor. A brick backsplash serves as a firm, thick covering to protect the wall from harm.
A modern brick backsplash is often constructed with a moulded brick-like veneer masonry unit rather than genuine extruded brick. A brick backsplash in the kitchen constructed of solid brick may be original to the house and not an additional element in older homes.
What if you used real bricks?
Full-size clay or concrete brick, such as that used to create walls or paths, is usually not a choice for kitchen backsplashes.
While full-size brick is inexpensive, its bulk and weight make it unsuitable for backsplashes.
A full-size brick is about 4 inches by 8 inches by 2 inches thick. A full-size brick would take up 4 inches of the restricted depth of a 25-inch kitchen counter. Furthermore, since the bricks would be resting on the surface, their weight (about 5 pounds per square foot) would be too great for the counter to bear.
A brick veneer backsplash outlasts painted drywall as a hard surface. A brick backsplash constructed of moulded veneer bricks, on the other hand, may be less durable than other kinds of hard surfaces because chips or scratches remove the top colour and show the grey cement-like substance. Touch-up paint is available from most manufacturers for this purpose. This will not be an issue with extruded thin bricks.
Dimensions and spacing
A brick backsplash may go all the way from the top of the kitchen countertop to the ceiling. Alternatively, depending on the placement, it may come to a halt at the bottom of the wall cabinets.
Brick veneer has the same side measurements as true brick: about 2 inches high by 8 inches long. This style of brick veneer is available in single brick-sized components.
Because wall cabinets typically rise 18 to 24 inches above countertop height, imitation brick panels are appropriately designed to fill that gap: typically 26 to 27 inches high. Two simulated brick panels could then cover an 8-foot length of countertop backsplash.
Because brick veneer or panels add 1/4 to 3/4 inch to the thickness of the wall, electrical boxes must be extended outward.
Brick Backsplash Price A 16-square-foot brick backsplash will cost between $250 and $350. The bulk of the cost is made up of brick veneer, which ranges from $150 to $200 every 18 to 20 square feet.
An additional $100 to $150 will include thinset mortar, grout, and specialised equipment that you may not already have on hand.
Faux brick veneer panels are around 25% to 30% more expensive than brick veneer. However, the additional cost may be recouped since few other materials or equipment are required.