Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 26
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by teperry Best Bricks for DIY project EVER!
My husband, George, and I are doing a renovation to our backyard shed.
To get an 'old world charm' look & feel to the exterior, we purchased Old Mill Bricks. We've never worked with this material before & we were a little leary - but these thin brick flats (made from cut kiln-fired clay bricks) are quick and truly easy to install. Easy-Peasy!
The vintage look is amazing & the cost - affordable. Thank you, Home Depot, for offering such a great product.
Sincerely, George &Toni Perry
September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by old1slo1 Good product...was as expected...a thin brick
The thin brick was all in good shape when picked up. I had thought there would be some cracked ones but there were none. This brick is an "old style" brick with many chipped edges and rounded edges. The brick looks best when it is "standing proud" of the grout/mortar (about 3/16"). I bought the corner bricks and the flats. They all applied easily with modified thin-set over cement board. We refaced a fireplace with the bricks. Grouted with type "s" mortar. Cleaned the mortar haze with muriatic acid diluted with water (wear protection). In the photos the mortar has not been applied yet.
The family thinks the fireplace looks great!
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bigbob Beautiful results
These bricks were easy to install, look authentic and we are very pleased with our purchase
June 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Schloppyjo Old Mill bricks
These ariived very soon after I ordered them and out of 6 boxes I had only two broken bricks... Which is no biggie considering all the cuts one makes anyway! I found a video showing how to do a one step install with half mortar and half grout for a real old fashioned look and no one believes we did it ourselves! It turned out gorgeous!!!!! Best kitchen back splash in the neighborhood.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mywallsarelegos looks great
I ordered this product for a wall behind a home bar. It turned out great. The packaging must have improved from the reviews I read as there were very few cracked bricks. I have tiled quite a bit, and found the brick a little more difficult to cut than traditional tile. I think a tile saw would have been helpful.
As brick is not a smooth surface the grouting was also a little more challenging. It was tough to get the grout out of them. I think next time I will just use a thicker mortar and forgo the grout.
I sealed the brick with high gloss sealer, It looked so good that one person thought it was wallpaper. I think using a lower gloss sealer would give it a more rustic look.
December 8, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Not the best
too many chipped bricks in the two boxes I have enough to finish the job
September 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Eagle68 Finished a job started in the 80's
We had a bathroom pipe leak and the plumbers destroyed a portion of our kitchen wall to repair, they left me with a removed black pipe and new PVC. Now I have a 2'x10"x4' plaster repair. As I looked at the job before me, the thin brick flats I installed in the 80"s right up to this area stood out. I thought I wished "they" still made those bricks? Jumped on HomeDepot.com and the other on, and found these. They are smaller than my originals, that I have 3 horizontal rows and a vertical row with cut 2' bricks. I added the mortar and bricks looks great. I painted the originals white as I did our original dark walnut cabinets. Cant tell my "hack" drywall job. Everyone is happy. Pipe ~ Please don't leak!
January 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by michael Thin Brick for Mudroom floor
The product (Boston Mill Colonial Thin Brick) was delivered early which was perfect. There was no damage. The bricks were exactly what I wanted for a rustic and durable surface for my mudroom floor. I have used this product on many applications throughout my house and expect to use it again to beautify my home's foundation.
January 12, 2016