8 Incredibly Creative Ways to Use Painter Bricks- ON SALE NOW!

At our Lakewood plant we currently have thousands (and thousands!) of what’s considered “painter brick”. This brick of ours is perfectly fine to use, but only “off” because of its color. A lot of times we can sell the off-colored brick as a whole, but when we can’t it’s put into our “painter brick” pile. … Continue reading 8 Incredibly Creative Ways to Use Painter Bricks- ON SALE NOW!

To Paint Brick or Not to Paint Brick…?

  Painting the brick inside or outside your home is a huge growing trend these days, but is it actually a good idea? Here are some pros and cons to painting brick. PROS: 1. Change the look: Painting brick is a relatively easy way to change the look of your home. Whether you’re painting just … Continue reading To Paint Brick or Not to Paint Brick…?

Did you know Summit Brick is in Arizona too?!

In March of 2016, Phoenix Brick Yard in Arizona joined Summit Brick Company! They are a clay product manufacturer and distributor that was founded by the Campbell family in 1917. The Campbell family played a major role in the formulation of the Western Clay Products Association and the rise of brick construction in Arizona. Summit … Continue reading Did you know Summit Brick is in Arizona too?!

4 Reasons Why Brick is Better- Winter Edition

With the winter weather quickly approaching you might be asking yourself, “How will my brick home hold up in the coming weather?” Luckily, brick is one of the most durable and long-lasting materials out there! Here are some reasons why brick is always the right choice, especially in the winter: 1) Holds Heat: No need … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Brick is Better- Winter Edition

HOW TO: Install a Thin Brick Wall

Installing a thin brick wall on your own is WAY easier than you think! With just a couple tools, your favorite Summit Brick thin brick, and a blank wall- the world is really your oyster! There are so many different things you can do with thin brick from covering walls, re-doing your fireplace, or adding … Continue reading HOW TO: Install a Thin Brick Wall

A Brief History of the Beehive Kiln

One of Summit Brick’s early ways of firing brick was through a beehive kiln. These kilns replaced our scove kilns in 1922 and were far more effective. With a scove kiln unfired bricks were stacked inside the kiln and then a layer of plaster was put on the outside. This helped to lock in the … Continue reading A Brief History of the Beehive Kiln

HOW-TO: Install a Brick Paver Patio

Brick pavers are a simple and relatively cheap way to upgrade your backyard. The best part is you can do it yourself! Here’s how: Create a plan. Create a blueprint for your patio, figure out how many pavers you will need, and head to http://www.summitbrick.com to pick out the exact pavers you’re wanting! Be sure … Continue reading HOW-TO: Install a Brick Paver Patio

SHOWCASE- Creative Mines

We LOVE being able to distribute Creative Mines in our showrooms. They have both Craft Stone Veneer and Natural Stone Veneer. The Craft Stone Veneer is made from “natural pumice pozzolan that enhances natural color and strength, minimizes efflorescence, resists sulfate attacks, reduces permeability and improves durability.” The Natural Stone Veneer has a “rigorous evaluation … Continue reading SHOWCASE- Creative Mines

Two Become One

Summit Brick Company was first established in Pueblo, Colorado under the name of Summit Brick & Tile Co in 1902 by Joseph Welte. With only some earnings from a previous job, Joseph set out west in hopes of striking it rich in gold. When that didn’t pan out, he moved to Colorado to manage a … Continue reading Two Become One

5 Reasons Pavers are Perfect

  Pavers are always a great addition to areas with heavy foot traffic- such as walkways, patios, or driveways. These solid clay bricks are created without holes to help ensure they can withstand a lot of weight and use without moving or breaking. Here are some other reasons to choose brick pavers for your next … Continue reading 5 Reasons Pavers are Perfect