Friday, November 18, 2016

A Vintage Bricks Fireplace Installation

A wonderful Vintage Bricks customer, Alexis, sent in some great photos of her recent Vintage Bricks reclaimed brick tile project. Check it out!
The before picture





Here, she's removed the old mantle and blue tiles and is getting everything ready for the bricks!

Reclaimed thin brick tiles fireplace www.vintagebricks.com
Bring on the thin brick tiles!

Reclaimed thin brick tiles fireplace www.vintagebricks.com
The beauty of the patina really stands out the more brick tiles go on
Reclaimed thin brick tiles fireplace www.vintagebricks.com
Our Vintage Bricks never looked better, Alexis!

Reclaimed thin brick tiles fireplace www.vintagebricks.com
Down the side and putting the mantle back on

Reclaimed thin brick tiles fireplace www.vintagebricks.com
Now it's really coming together

Reclaimed thin brick tiles fireplace www.vintagebricks.com
Outlets and new tiles go in



Reclaimed thin brick tiles fireplace www.vintagebricks.com
So beautiful!
What an incredible transformation - we are so pleased to see our reclaimed thin brick tiles turn into such special places in our customer's homes. Thanks, Alexis!

To create a special nook in your home using thin brick tiles, go to our website at www.VintageBricks.com

A wonderful Vintage Bricks customer, Alexis, sent in some great photos of her recent Vintage Bricks reclaimed brick tile project. Check it out!
The before picture





Here, she's removed the old mantle and blue tiles and is getting everything ready for the bricks!

Reclaimed thin brick tiles fireplace www.vintagebricks.com
Bring on the thin brick tiles!

Reclaimed thin brick tiles fireplace www.vintagebricks.com
The beauty of the patina really stands out the more brick tiles go on
Reclaimed thin brick tiles fireplace www.vintagebricks.com
Our Vintage Bricks never looked better, Alexis!

Reclaimed thin brick tiles fireplace www.vintagebricks.com
Down the side and putting the mantle back on

Reclaimed thin brick tiles fireplace www.vintagebricks.com
Now it's really coming together

Reclaimed thin brick tiles fireplace www.vintagebricks.com
Outlets and new tiles go in



Reclaimed thin brick tiles fireplace www.vintagebricks.com
So beautiful!
What an incredible transformation - we are so pleased to see our reclaimed thin brick tiles turn into such special places in our customer's homes. Thanks, Alexis!

To create a special nook in your home using thin brick tiles, go to our website at www.VintageBricks.com

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Beauty of our Bricks

We are thrilled with this beautiful photoshoot of our unique reclaimed brick tiles. Our tiles are 100% reclaimed from buildings that we demolished, cut into thin tiles.
reclaimed thin brick tiles kitchen backsplash from vintage bricksreclaimed thin brick tiles kitchen backsplash from vintage bricksreclaimed thin brick tiles kitchen backsplash from vintage bricksreclaimed thin brick tiles kitchen backsplash from vintage bricksreclaimed thin brick tiles kitchen backsplash from vintage bricksreclaimed thin brick tiles kitchen backsplash from vintage bricksreclaimed thin brick tiles kitchen backsplash from vintage bricksreclaimed thin brick tiles kitchen backsplash from vintage bricks


We provide tiles cut from all sides of the brick. Here are a selection of our different brick tiles. For more information on our thin brick tiles cut from whole common bricks go to our website at www.VintageBricks.com 
Wide faced thin brick tiles by vintage bricks
Wide Faced Brick Tiles

Wide faced thin brick tiles by vintage bricks
Wide-Faced Brick Tiles

Square cut end cut thin brick reclaimed brick tiles by Vintage Bricks
Square End-Cut Brick Tiles

original reclaimed thin brick tiles by vintage bricks
Original Reclaimed Brick Tiles

original reclaimed thin brick tiles by vintage bricks
Original Reclaimed Brick Tiles

original reclaimed thin brick tiles by vintage bricks
Original Reclaimed Brick Tiles

square cut end cut thin brick tiles from vintage bricks
Square End-Cut Brick Tiles

wide faced thin brick tiles from vintage bricks
Wide-Faced Brick Tiles


We pride ourselves in providing an eco-friendly product that supports our local economy.
Local, ethical, eco-friendly, & woman-owned!

Monday, August 22, 2016

The Eco Brick

In a recent article, The Economist shared that the brick industry should be failing. Due to the the push for more "green" buildings and sustainability, the demand for carbon-intensive bricks should be low. Bricks have been used for centuries and that isn't likely to cease anytime soon. The Economist stated that companies are now starting to create bricks that are made from recycled materials. Using recycled materials to create bricks and using bricks that are destined for the landfill are important for protecting our planet and creating eco-friendly buildings. (Not to mention keeping costs down!) Vintage Bricks takes bricks that are salvaged from demolished homes and buildings and cuts them into tiles for use indoor and out. www.VintageBricks.com

Friday, June 3, 2016

The Grisly History of the Chattahoochee Brick Company

A recent article posted by Atlanta's WABE (NPR) station unveiled an important, though shocking, historical element about Atlanta's Chattahoochee Brick Company bricks.
The Chattahoochee Brick Company factory once stood on the westside of Atlanta, around the early 1900's. It is now an empty lot with some brick piles, an odd cemetery, and debris. The lot is up for sale, with many Atlantans pushing for it to become a memorial for the workers and families of the Brick Company.

The Chattahoochee Brick Company factory


The Chattahoochee Brick Company's labor was made up what is referred to as "neo-slavery", using the free labor of primarily black people who had been arrested for petty crimes (if any crimes at all).  These workers were severely abused and many many of them perished at the factory. This leads people to believe that there are graves there, as there is a cemetery on the property.

Atlantans are pushing for the remembrance of these workers and their families, and having their story be told, instead of forgotten.  The Chattahoochee Brick Company lot is up for sale, and it would be a great injustice for all of the suffering that has gone on there to be forgotten, lost in cement.



Though the history of our Vintage Bricks may not be one that we are happy to tell, it is one that should not be forgotten.

Read the original article here
More information 

www.VintageBricks.com

Friday, May 27, 2016

Reclaimed Brick Ovens

Reclaimed bricks are a great resource for low-cost building materials.
This person used salvaged bricks and fire bricks to create a budget friendly oven. How cool!

This website has some plans for building these ovens, check it out here and then hop on over to www.VintageBricks.com 

photos from TraditionalOven.com
photos from TraditionalOven.com


Bricks are not just for houses and walkways, there are endless things that you can create with our salvaged bricks and reclaimed thin brick tiles. Shop for your next project and get your reclaimed bricks and reclaimed thin brick tiles from www.VintageBricks.com

Saturday, April 30, 2016

It's a Great Day for Reclaimed Brick Tiles

Seriously, reclaimed brick tiles are having a moment right now. I have seen them everywhere!
From kitchen backsplashes to bathrooms to radiant heat flooring - they are definitely having a moment.
Brick tiles that are cut from reclaimed bricks, like ours from www.VintageBricks.com are made to withstand the test of time, because they already have withstood the test of time.
These brick tiles are not perfect, they are pitted and weathered, unevenly colored, a look that you just cannot recreate.

 Here is just a glimmer of the reclaimed vintage brick tile goodness that is out there:
Looking for an option that is hardy, will withstand anything you can throw at it, looks timeless, is eco-friendly, and is super affordable? Look no further, Vintage Bricks may be the brick tiles for you. Sliced from salvaged common bricks from demolished buildings that WE demolish, our tiles are each one-of-a-kind. www.VintageBricks.com
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