Brick slips as finish flooring?
Can brick slips also be used as finish flooring? Good question. We make a distinction between indoor and outdoor areas.
Brick slips for indoor areas
Brick slips can be installed as finish flooring indoors if the brick slips are fully bonded to a solid substrate (subfloor/concrete) using a suitable adhesive.
Better not to use sand-faced pavers
For jointing the brick slips, you should use a grouting mortar/sand with polymers. It remains slightly elastic and is often available in water-permeable and water-repellent versions.
It is better not to use sand-faced pavers for indoor applications. Some drawbacks:
- After grouting, you must remove the mortar residue from the brick slips. With sand-faced brick slips this will be more difficult and mortar residue may be left on the sand-faced surface.
- The sand may wear off if subjected to frequent walking, sweeping, or cleaning of the floor.
Brick slips for outdoor areas
For outdoor applications we recommend choosing a finish floor made of fully fired bricks. Brick slips are not suitable for outdoor areas.