We are pretty fond of our ability to create custom blends! This allows you to match super tricky brick blends on existing buildings or to create something all your own. Both of our plants, Lakewood and Pueblo, specialize in blending, allowing you to have our entire color pallet at your fingertips. Try out our Custom … Continue reading Create A Look All Your Own!
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
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
UPDATES: Website redesign
Our website was in need of a good update…so we did a little redesigning! Head on over to our website to see the new look- http://www.summitbrick.com. If you scroll down on the front page you will see some new tabs that showcase our amazing Blend Generator, the Brick Color Selector, Thin Brick, Paving Brick, and … Continue reading UPDATES: Website redesign
Keep This in Mind!
Both our Lakewood & Pueblo plant create the same high-quality bricks you know and love, but they do have some differences in what they can create. Mainly, sizes. Keep these factors in mind when it comes to your project and contact us if you have any questions. Here’s a quick breakdown of what each of … Continue reading Keep This in Mind!
SHOWCASE: Eldorado Stone
We LOVE being able to sell Eldorado Stone in our showrooms. For over 45 years they have been hand-crafting authentic stone products. Each piece of Eldorado Stone is cast from a special mold and hand-painted by highly trained artisans. Along with being extremely high quality, it has a great warranty so you can breathe easy … Continue reading SHOWCASE: Eldorado Stone
Brick Patterns: 4 Creative Ways to Use Patterns
Whether you’re looking to create a brick pathway in your backyard, put up a brick accent wall in your house, or create a brick floor in your laundry room, keep in mind all the different patterns you could use. Just changing the pattern of your brick can completely change the look of the room. Below … Continue reading Brick Patterns: 4 Creative Ways to Use Patterns
Short History Lesson
As a family-owned company, we grew up around bricks. We know the ends and outs of what it takes to create a great clay fired brick, but the history of brickmaking goes back WAY more than just us 😉 Bricks are one of the oldest building materials. The first bricks ever found were around Jericho, … Continue reading Short History Lesson