Veneer Brick Looks and Feels Like Real Brick Only More Affordable
Veneer is a material that is used in Denver home construction for decorative purposes. The material is also referred to as facing and can be found in many different styles and materials. Veneer brick is one of the most popular types of this material and has the appearance of brick without the cost of brick.
Facing is a term used to identify the application of a material to a wall surface. This material is often used on both exterior and interior walls. Veneer provides a textured finish and creates a richer appearance than a standard flat painted wall. Both brick and wood are common veneer materials.
There are many different types of hardwood that can be found in veneer. Typically exotic woods have a prohibitive cost for the average Denver homeowner, but these same woods are available in veneer at much more affordable prices. Also popular among veneer finishes are plaster and stone. By using these materials a space can be transformed.
The good look and durability of veneer make it just as qualified for Denver commercial spaces as it is for residential ones. In fact, if the material is applied properly it may be impossible to tell the difference between the real thing and veneer. This is particularly true with woods such as oak or pine.
Veneer brick can commonly be found in rustic settings, but is just as conducive to classic or contemporary decors as it is to rustic decors. It all depends on how it is used and what materials are used to accent it. By using the correct type of brick and the right decorating accents, you can use veneer to create the setting and style you desire.
Applying veneer is actually pretty simple and quick. Before starting the process it is necessary to apply a damp cloth to the wall and make sure the wall is clean and free of bumps. If there are bumps on the surface of the wall they should be sanded down. Once the surface of the wall is clean and free of debris, mortar can be applied. The mortar adheres to the wall and is used to stick the veneer to the wall in a manner that is similar to applying tile. The veneer is placed over the mortar and allowed to dry. While it is drying, there is a plastic mold that is commonly used to make sure the brick stays in place and is uniformly placed around the entire wall.
Brick veneer looks particularly smart used around a fireplace and has the illusion of being the chimney. This material also looks good as a closure around a wood burning stove. Another neat decorating trick is to use this material along with some plaster to create the feeling of an old factory loft. A wine cellar or the new cool ‘man cave’ can also be decorated nicely with this material.
Veneer brick is used as a decorating element in the construction or renovation of a Denver residential or commercial space. The material provides the illusion of being solid brick, but it is much more affordable. Applying veneer panels is very similar to laying tile and can be done rather easily. This material is great in the use of decorating the area around a fireplace or in a that man cave or wine cellar.
Of course the brick veneer is intended for people who want or need to save money. If you want to beautify your home with REAL brick masonry, remember us: Js Custom Concrete and Masonry, Denver’s friendliest home beautification contractor.