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…?
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
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
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
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
You really cannot beat the quality and look of the mortar from SPEC MIX. Their mortar is formulated for superior bond, water retention, and board life. It’s produced under strict manufacturing standards and always meets their high quality control measures. With 25 colored mortar to choose from, you truly can create a look all your … Continue reading SHOWCASE: SPEC MIX
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
Sustainability is something that is extremely important to us at Summit Brick. We strive to run all of our operations with the goal of eliminating adverse environmental impacts. As proud members of the United States Green Building Council, we make sure to be good stewards of the environment and meet or exceed regulations, standards, and … Continue reading Sustainable Summit Brick and YOU!