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How To: Cut Brickwebb Herringbone Flush

June 16, 2021

How To: Cut Brickwebb Herringbone Flush

Herringbone brick patterns look absolutely gorgeous either on the wall or the floor. But installing them can be a lot trickier than it may first appear. Old Mill Brick’s herringbone sheets were invented to make laying a herringbone pattern so...

How to Choose the Right Grout Color

June 11, 2021

How to Choose the Right Grout Color

Often times when deciding to do a thin brick project, the hardest part is choosing what color grout to use. This post is intended to help answer the most frequent questions we at Old Mill Brick receive about different colors...

Trouble Choosing a Color? Look no further than our Terra Collection

May 28, 2021

Trouble Choosing a Color? Look no further than our Terra Collection

Here at Old Mill Brick, we are proud to offer an outstanding and diverse collection of thin brick tiles. From 34 different colors and 3 different styled collections we are sure you will find the right color for your wall...

How to Install a Thin Brick Patio/Porch

May 24, 2021

How to Install a Thin Brick Patio/Porch

With summer here and activities planned with friends and family you may be looking around your yard and thinking it needs a slight upgrade. One of the best and most lasting upgrades is installing a thin brick porch or patio...

Simple Updates to Create a Warm and Engaging Office Space

May 19, 2021

Simple Updates to Create a Warm and Engaging Office Space

As more people leave their home offices and return to the workplace, it’s important to make sure that this transition isn’t jarring.  Employees will be leaving behind the comfort and convenience of home, but that doesn’t mean the new workspace...

GUEST BLOGGER: Amanda Heck from Midcounty Journal | How to Cover an Existing Chimney with Brick Tiles

April 30, 2021

GUEST BLOGGER: Amanda Heck from Midcounty Journal | How to Cover an Existing Chimney with Brick Tiles

Amanda Heck installed our Castle Gate thin brick over a preexisting brick chimney in her kitchen. Read part of her install process here or go to her website, Midcountry Journal, to read the full story of how she installed her...

"Be Creative! It's Your Space!"

April 12, 2021

"Be Creative! It's Your Space!"

Old Mill Brick customer shows you just how modernly rustic a new brick wall can look with her install of Hanoi Smooth brickwebb sheets. (see link below) Background Connie White has lived in her charming San Mateo, California home for...

Why Choose Thin Brick?

March 25, 2021

Why Choose Thin Brick?

Don't take our word for why you should install thin brick. We asked a couple of our customers why they chose thin brick. Read their responses below. Amber | @thevalvanohomestead What color brick did you use for your project? "Rushmore...

Install Brick Anywhere in Your Home

March 16, 2021

Install Brick Anywhere in Your Home

With a reemerging popularity, thin brick is being considered by many for remodels, renovations, and general DIY house projects. We at Old Mill Brick have made the installation of brick as easy as possible with our assorted thin brick products...

DIYer Weighs in on Brickwebb in New Video

February 3, 2021

DIYer Weighs in on Brickwebb in New Video

A passionate DIYer was put to the test to see just how easy our Brickwebb sheets are to install. Watch the video below to see how Jen tackles the install of both Thin Brick Singles and Brickwebb. Meet Jen Jen...

How To: Seal a Thin Brick Floor

January 27, 2021

How To: Seal a Thin Brick Floor

Whether you are thinking about doing a thin brick floor or have come to the end of a thin brick floor project, you might be asking yourself, how do I protect my brick floor? You’ve come to the right place...

COVID-19 GIVEAWAY WINNER: Texas healthcare professional gets a DIY surprise from Old Mill Brick.

January 20, 2021

COVID-19 GIVEAWAY WINNER: Texas healthcare professional gets a DIY surprise from Old Mill Brick.

In May, the team here at Old Mill Brick decided we wanted to help spread joy in this difficult time by giving away brick projects to those impacted by the pandemic. We asked for nominations for front line workers, first...

BEFORE & AFTER: Former Marines and Husband and Wife Team Transform a Blah Bathroom into a Stunning, Dreamy Oasis

December 17, 2020

BEFORE & AFTER: Former Marines and Husband and Wife Team Transform a Blah Bathroom into a Stunning, Dreamy Oasis

Lisa and Walter of Call Sign Design share a few things in common, both are former Marines and both share a passion for home renovation. This husband and wife team have been updating properties for years and this Fall, they...

TUTORIAL FEATURE: See How a Popular Home Improvement Influencer Used Old Mill Brick to Upgrade His Home’s Exterior.

December 10, 2020

TUTORIAL FEATURE: See How a Popular Home Improvement Influencer Used Old Mill Brick to Upgrade His Home’s Exterior.

Brent Gentling (BYOT) is well known on YouTube, TikTok and Instagram as an experienced builder and DIY-er who shares his home improvement adventures with the world in fun how-to videos that cover all sorts of topics from home renovation, landscaping, deck work, furniture making and...

BRICK FEATURE: An Enterprising Contractor Helps a Pizzeria Founded in the 1900s Expand Their Space Without Sacrificing Historical Aesthetic.

December 2, 2020

BRICK FEATURE: An Enterprising Contractor Helps a Pizzeria Founded in the 1900s Expand Their Space Without Sacrificing Historical Aesthetic.

Andrew Kopac, a 26-year-old Connecticut-based contractor, prides himself in caring for each job with the utmost detail and rigor to ensure flawless results for his clients. That’s what made his company, Kopac Design the right choice when a Monroe, Connecticut-based pizzeria wanted...

Guide to Brick Patterns: 101

November 27, 2020

Guide to Brick Patterns: 101

Once you’ve chosen brick to enhance your space, you’ll want to consider what pattern works best for your aesthetic. This short guide introduces you to the most common brick patterns. Running Bond, Offset or Subway This is by far the...

CASE STUDY: See How Old Mill Brick Helped One Prominent Connecticut Designer Build a Real Life, High-End Zoom Background.

November 19, 2020

CASE STUDY: See How Old Mill Brick Helped One Prominent Connecticut Designer Build a Real Life, High-End Zoom Background.

CHALLENGE: COVID has turned the world upside down. One effect of the pandemic is that corporate America turned remote almost overnight. Millions of professionals who were habitually going into an office every day now found themselves relegated to their kitchen...

Tips & Tricks for Using Thin Brick as Flooring

November 16, 2020

Tips & Tricks for Using Thin Brick as Flooring

Are thin bricks sturdy enough to use as flooring? Are brick floors hard to clean? What do I need to know about installing a thin brick floor? Can your bricks be used as exterior flooring? These are all questions we...

Old Mill Brick Featured in the Winter Issue of Green Building & Design

November 5, 2020

Old Mill Brick Featured in the Winter Issue of Green Building & Design

We're thrilled to be featured in this year's Winter issue of Green Building & Design. In the article titled, 'Thin Brick Systems That Meet Code and Cut Costs', Old Mill Brick's VP of Commercial Sales, John Striednig, explains how our...

High End Office Space: Brickwebb Install by Two Teenage Brothers

November 3, 2020

High End Office Space: Brickwebb Install by Two Teenage Brothers

When entrepreneur Craig P. was building out a high-end office space in Park City, Utah, he knew he wanted a modern, industrial look to entice highly qualified leasees to this contemporary work/live space. To give the interior a loft-like feel...

Brickwebb Accent Wall: See How the Newbuild Newlyweds Used Old Mill Brick to Make a Statement in Their Kitchen.

October 27, 2020

Brickwebb Accent Wall: See How the Newbuild Newlyweds Used Old Mill Brick to Make a Statement in Their Kitchen.

When popular DIY bloggers Ryan and Kelsey moved into their newly built home, they immediately knew they wanted to make it their own by transforming it from builder grade to custom made - all by themselves! Documenting this feat on...

DIY Herringbone Brick Porch: See How Old Mill Brick Helped a Popular Blogger Continue Her Quest to Make Her House a Home.

October 22, 2020

DIY Herringbone Brick Porch: See How Old Mill Brick Helped a Popular Blogger Continue Her Quest to Make Her House a Home.

Mercedes McGee, who runs the popular blog With Love, Mercedes, is a true believer in home. And you can tell from her blog that she actively builds spaces that inspire comfort and provide a perfect backdrop for raising a family and making...

Avoiding the Expense and Hassle of Traditional Brick Installation, a First Time DIYer’s Perspective on Panel+ and Thin Brick.

October 9, 2020

Avoiding the Expense and Hassle of Traditional Brick Installation, a First Time DIYer’s Perspective on Panel+ and Thin Brick.

When Kevin Plumb and his wife decided to add a potting shed to their impressive Heber, Utah greenhouse, it was important to them that the brick theme from the greenhouse extend to the shed to provide thermal mass and aesthetic...

Brick Spotlight: DIYer Ashley Basnight | Thin Brick Bedroom Accent Wall

August 14, 2020

Brick Spotlight: DIYer Ashley Basnight | Thin Brick Bedroom Accent Wall

August 8, 2020 Photos are gorgeous. The install easy. The reviews are in. Everybody loves Ashley Basnight's new thin brick accent wall. And she couldn't be happier with how it all came together. THE PERSON Ashley Basnight was born and...

Thin Brick Accent Wall in an Office | Old Mill Brick HQ

June 23, 2020

Thin Brick Accent Wall in an Office | Old Mill Brick HQ

Making a more attractive office with DIY Brickwebb thin brick veneer The offices of Old Mill Brick are decorated with stark white walls and fluorescent lights. Today we decided to make a Thin Brick Accent Wall using DIY thin brick...

Thin Brick Accent Wall w/ Brickwebb | Castle Gate

April 27, 2020

Thin Brick Accent Wall w/ Brickwebb | Castle Gate

Checkout this beautiful installation by Lou & Vicky Arne of Daybreak, Utah. We are excited to show you this beautiful thin brick accent wall that was recently installed in a beautiful new home in Daybreak, Utah. Lou and Vicky moved...

Home Remodeling: Benefits Before Selling

January 29, 2020

Home Remodeling: Benefits  Before Selling

Rustic Brick Accenting Beige Sofa If it’s been years since you made any improvements to your home, you may want to consider a little remodel before selling. Even if selling may not be in the near future keeping your home...

The 3 Best Thin Brick Patterns and Where to Use Them

October 3, 2019

The 3 Best Thin Brick Patterns and Where to Use Them

Brick can be installed using many different patterns. The most popular patterns are traditional, herringbone, and basket weave. Each pattern can create a totally different look for your end project and can be used in different locations. Read on to...

Thin Brick Vs Cement Cast Brick Tile

September 10, 2019

Thin Brick Vs Cement Cast Brick Tile

One of the questions Old Mill Brick gets asked a lot is if our bricks are real and how they are different from a cement cast brick tile. To answer the first question: Yes, Old Mill Brick thin bricks are...

Beautiful Bathroom Updates to Create Your Dream Home Spa

August 29, 2019

Beautiful Bathroom Updates to Create Your Dream Home Spa

For many of us in the 21st century, life is a busy whirlwind of never ending tasks and work to do. Self love is an effective way to stay sane and keep on keepin’ on. Your home bathroom can be...

Brickwebb Vs Thin Brick

August 26, 2019

Brickwebb Vs Thin Brick

While various forms of thin brick have been around for a long time, Brickwebb by Old Mill Brick is a new and innovative way to easily install brick. The patented system consists of sheets of pre-spaced bricks on a mesh...

Tumbled vs Straight Cut Brick

August 15, 2019

Tumbled vs Straight Cut Brick

You’ve probably seen brick descriptions as tumbled or straight cut, but what does that actually mean? Which one is right for your home? Let’s break it down. The difference between straight cut bricks and tumbled bricks is simple:  Firstly, Straight...

Lighting Guide for Beginners

August 15, 2019

Lighting Guide for Beginners

How you choose to light your home can greatly impact your quality of living, from your emotions to how well you sleep at night. In this home lighting guide, we’ll walk you through the fundamentals of lighting for every area...

How to Install a Thin Brick Floor

August 5, 2019

How to Install a Thin Brick Floor

Brick flooring can be a beautiful and durable option for your home. Common places for a brick floor include mud rooms, sunrooms, laundry rooms, and bathrooms. When considering a brick floor project, be sure to use real fire-kiln clay bricks...

4 Ways to Grout your Thin Brick Project

August 5, 2019

4 Ways to Grout your Thin Brick Project

How you grout your project can make a big impact on the final look of the brick. You can choose to use a Type-S mortar mix or sanded grout in your color of choice. Choosing a lighter grout can bring...

Fixer Upper: 8 Things to look for When Buying House to Remodel

July 29, 2019

Fixer Upper: 8 Things to look for When Buying House to Remodel

“Needs TLC. Loads of potential.” If you’ve spent time browsing real estate listings, you’ve likely seen one of these “fixer-upper” homes and fantasized about turning it into your perfect abode. With a little elbow grease, it could really shine. Plus...

DIY Brick Backsplash

July 23, 2019

DIY Brick Backsplash

Updating your kitchen? Add a unique and classy style to your kitchen by installing a brick backsplash (or as we like to call it #bricksplash). With Old Mill Brick's thin bricks, you can install a real brick backsplash on your...

Summer DIY Projects to Take on This Year

July 10, 2019

Summer DIY Projects to Take on This Year

The sun is shining, the kids are smiling, and the air smells like barbecue. We’re kicking off the season with a list of big summer projects that you can do yourself. You can choose from a variety of ways to...

Sunroom Ideas, Benefits, and 3 Things You Should Know

June 27, 2019

Sunroom Ideas, Benefits, and 3 Things You Should Know

Are you thinking about adding a sunroom to your home? Before you begin construction, there are a few things you should know. In this guide, we’ve included all of the information you need about adding a sunroom, including benefits and...

Rustic Interior Design Ideas and DIY Tips

June 27, 2019

Rustic Interior Design Ideas and DIY Tips

Rustic home decor is a beautiful combination of natural aesthetics, contrasting textures, repurposed antiques, and thrift store finds. Create a charming, cozy home with these essential rustic interior design ideas and easy DIY tips. Exposed Brick Exposed brick is a...

How to Install BrickPanel+ Foam Panels Mechanically

June 19, 2019

How to Install BrickPanel+ Foam Panels Mechanically

Old Mill Brick BrickPanel+ system can also be installed mechanically over surfaces such as plywood, drywall, and others that can be screwed into. To install BrickPanel+ panels mechanically, you’ll need your foam panels, wood screws (length varies depending on your...

About Us: The Hunsakers

June 17, 2019

About Us: The Hunsakers

Old Mill Brick traces its beginnings to 2006 when Garrick Hunsaker founded Hunsaker Exteriors. Garrick has a long family history in siding and spent his early career installing and managing stucco jobs. Garrick learned all there is to know about...

What Colors Look Best With Brick?

June 13, 2019

What Colors Look Best With Brick?

Using exposed brick in your home decor design plan is a great way to add impact and style to an otherwise boring room. Finding colors that go with the brick the way you want them to may be an added...

How to Measure for Product

June 10, 2019

How to Measure for Product

To get started on a thin brick or Brickwebb project, you will first need to know how much product to order. You will need a tape measure for this process. To find out how much product you need, follow these...

How to Mix Type S Mortar

June 5, 2019

How to Mix Type S Mortar

Most Type S Mortar mix that you can use for grout comes in a powdered form that you mix with water. While the bag will have instructions for you to follow, we've broken down the basic steps for you here...

How to Easily Cut Thin Brick

June 5, 2019

How to Easily Cut Thin Brick

When doing a Brickwebb project, you will likely come across some obstacles that you need to cut around such as outlets, thermostats, windows, air vents, etc. You’ll also need to cut thin brick at the edge of your wall or...

How to Grout With a Grout Bag and Jointer

June 5, 2019

How to Grout With a Grout Bag and Jointer

The easiest way to grout your Brickwebb project is with a grout bag and brick jointer. This method also reduces the amount of grout that gets on the brick face. Make sure that your brick adhesive and optional sealer has...

How to Install Brickwebb Sheets

June 5, 2019

How to Install Brickwebb  Sheets

Old Mill Brick Brickwebb flat sheets make installing thin brick simple and fast. All you will need is your boxes of Brickwebb,  your adhesive or mastick, ⅜” x ¼” notch trowel, tile cutter, level, measuring tape, and a pencil. Step...

How to Install Brickwebb Corners

June 5, 2019

How to Install Brickwebb  Corners

Old Mill Brick Brickwebb corner sheets make installing thin brick corners simple and fast. All you will need is your boxes of Brickwebb corners,  your mixed adhesive, ⅜” x ¼” notch trowel, tile cutter, and a level. Step 1 When...

How to Prep a Painted Wall for Brickwebb

June 5, 2019

How to Prep a Painted Wall for Brickwebb

Old Mill Brick Brickwebb can be installed on almost any surface. However, some surfaces take some prep work. For a common painted wall, there are just a few steps you’ll need to take to prep the wall for your Brickwebb...

Design Trends from HD Expo 2019

May 20, 2019

Design Trends from HD Expo 2019

Here’s what we saw at the Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas. What’s trending in hospitality design in 2019 indicates what will be trending in home decor in the coming years.

How to Add Style to Your Gorgeous Brick Backdrop

May 20, 2019

How to Add Style to Your Gorgeous Brick Backdrop

Brick walls are a beautiful accent in any home, but sometimes it can be a challenge to know how to decorate the space. Fortunately, there are a lot of great ways to add style to your gorgeous brick backdrop. If...

How Much are you Willing to Spend on Energy Efficiency? 

May 7, 2019

How Much are you Willing to Spend on Energy Efficiency? 

Image source: Institute of Entrepreneurship Development According to a recent 2019 study done by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) called What Home Buyers Really Want, home buyers are willing to spend an average of over $8,000 upfront on energy efficiency in...

3 Brick Ideas for your Kitchen Renovation

April 23, 2019

3 Brick Ideas for your Kitchen Renovation

Your kitchen is the heart of your home and it should reflect your style. After all, it’s where you and your family likely spend most of your time. And when company comes over, it seems they all tend to gather...

Happy Earth Day!

April 22, 2019

Happy Earth Day!

Image Source: Earth Day Earth Day is all about appreciating this beautiful rock we call home. We, as human beings, need to be aware of the world we live in and how we affect it. We are all connected on...

4 Design Ideas for your Unfinished Basement

April 16, 2019

4 Design Ideas for your Unfinished Basement

When taking on a DIY project for your unfinished basement remodel, it may seem daunting: where to start? It’s a blank canvas just waiting for your personal touches. If you need some help deciding where to focus your energy, here...

4 Ways to Cut Costs on your Kitchen Redesign

April 5, 2019

4 Ways to Cut Costs on your Kitchen Redesign

Kitchen renovation projects can change the look of your entire home, but they can also break the bank. So, if you are looking for ways to breathe new life into your kitchen, for an affordable price, there are plenty of...

Sparkling Clean Brick: Always and Forever

April 4, 2019

Sparkling Clean Brick: Always and Forever

No one wants to see their beautiful brick turn into a dirty wall. I wouldn’t want to spend my money and effort on a new brick floor only to see it get dirty, moldy and yucky over time. Brick is...

Weekend Project: Window Well Makeover

April 4, 2019

Weekend Project: Window Well Makeover

Thinking of doing a spring project? Check out this weekend project using our Bickpannel + system in a creative way. Who's window well doesn't need a makeover? The Starting Point This window well was a drab, but with a little...

Update Your Curb Appeal with Brick Veneer

April 3, 2019

Update Your Curb Appeal with Brick Veneer

Curb appeal: you know from one glance at your home whether you have it or not. And if yours needs sprucing up, you may be wondering where to begin and how to make the most impact for an affordable price...

5 Down-to-Earth Design Elements to Include in Your Next Home Remodel

February 18, 2019

5 Down-to-Earth Design Elements to Include in Your Next Home Remodel

If you’ve ever tried to bring someone in to help with an interior design project, you know that finding your perfect match can be a task unto itself. Image Source: Freshome If you've been thinking about remodeling your home, you're in...

5 Interior Design Elements to Get Buyers Excited About Your Home

February 18, 2019

5 Interior Design Elements to Get Buyers Excited About Your Home

Regardless of the type of space you're decorating, there's nothing more important than paying attention to details. Image Source: Ella Decor If you are ready to sell your home, then you may want to think about trying to incorporate design...

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