Contrary to popular belief, mortar is not glue. It is, in fact, the material that separates each individual brick slip from the next brick slip on your wall. The mortar you use will iron out all of the irregularities that occur when you build a wall. It can also be used as a decorative feature.
It is, therefore, very important that you choose the correct mortar colour for your brick slip wall. In fact, choosing the correct mortar colour is just as important as choosing the correct brick slip style. Don’t underestimate the importance of choosing the correct mortar. It can account for about 15% of the overall finished surface area. It can have a huge overall impact on the look, feel and quality of your finished wall. It can make or break the look and feel of your wall. So why would you spend all that time and money on choosing the fantastic brick slip product to let it down by not correctly planning the finished product?
It is your prerogative to choose whatever colour mortar you like to use on your wall, however, the most important factor to consider is the compatibility between mortar colour and the style of brick slip you have decided to use. For example, if you have yellow brick slips and yellow mortar, your wall will fade into one yellow block. Using a white mortar will add definition to your wall and will give you that stunning look you have been looking for.
You could, if you desire, use two contrasting colours, one for your brick slip and one for your mortar. This design is mostly seen in commercial buildings where you want to stand out from your competition and grab the attention of your audience.
If you want to create a realistic, believable looking wall and you choose the incorrect mortar to create your desired look, your eyes will be drawn away from the fantastic brick slips, and to the joints of the wall. We have a number of different mortar colours available that are designed to make your brick slip wall look believable. For example, our Historic Natural mortar will blend in with most of our brick styles that are available to you. This type of mortar is perfect for a more modern and contemporary looking wall.
If you want to create an internal wall that is both striking and simple, why not take a look at our range of grey toned mortar. The use of grey and darker tones for internal walls are becoming more and more popular. They add detail to your wall and create that beautiful, classic look you want.
We have 7 different mortar colours for you to choose from:
- Historic Natural
- Historic Sandstone
- Historic Light Grey
- Historic Mid Grey
- Historic Dark Grey
- Standard Light Grey
- Standard Sandstone
Why not take a look and start designing your perfect brick slip wall today?!