Hey everyone! I thought it was about time to post another installment of #BoboRenovates as we finally went and bought pillows, carpets, and a coffee table for our house! Haha, we got a bit too comfortable and procrastinated on these items until we had no choice as we had many people coming over to visit!
Anyway, most of you have already seen my feature walls from my Instagram or Dayre posts, but I’ll talk about the process in length here.
First of all, we decided on the theme for our house would be a urban loft style so brick walls would be perfect. We wanted to go with red or grey bricks but in the end, decided on white as it would look cleaner and more modern.
We are using BK-3106 from Suzuka’s Brick Facade Collection (http://www.suzuka.com.my/product-category/brick-facade/). There are many colours and variations in the Brick Facade Collection and we went with this BK-3106 as the tiles have a raw, weathered look, instead of the usual clean cut look that is found on most brick surfaces.
The brick facade tiles are molded after real, worn and weathered bricks for the super authentic look, and they have texture that cannot be replicated otherwise! Besides that, they have corner tiles (L – shaped) for the corners of your walls so the overall effect is super realistic!
Here are some pictures of our living and dining room!
We decided to use an exposed wooden rack from IKEA to use as storage and workstation so the brick facade behind is exposed and uncovered. I like the mix of wood and brick textures!
Haha, The before and after picture of our dinning area and it shows you the overall effect of the tiles! If you look at the corner between the TV wall and the dining area windows, you can see the corner tiles.
By the way, we are using spot light tracks as our lighting instead of the usual down lights to make the lighting more industrial instead of a broad and even spread of light.
Another advantage is that I can use the brick facade as setting for product shots and even selfies!
OK, now so if you’re thinking, how do I learn more or choose the tiles I like?
Easy! Just take a short drive to their newly remodeled showroom in Klang! It’s just a 5-10 minute drive from the Setia Alam NKVE toll to give you an idea of how long it’ll take you to get there.
Their showroom is huge and split up to a few sections for different products and also showing how their products can be used in or outside of your home!
Besides brick facades Suzuka also specializes in concrete finishes, such as this Exposed Concrete Effect System. It is ultra modern and clean, and can be seen outside of many buildings in Japan.
We were really, really, tempted to do this instead but decided against it as our condo was not big enough! Maybe when we get a landed property, boooo.
Took home a sample board and if you look closely, on the sample board, the groove lines are filled with grey grouting. There are many variations you can choose from, for example, you can fill the groove lines half way, or even all the way to the surface of the tiles, in combination with grey or light grey or even white grouting, it will all bring about different effects when finished.
Just tell Suzuka the dimensions of your project, and they will be able to calculate how many boxes of tiles you need. In total we needed 14 boxes including corner tiles, and each box contains 48 tiles.
We also got a tub of their waterproofing coating because we were going to re-tile our bathroom wall.
First, our contractor laid down a layer of adhesive material, and then the tiles are laid one by one. This is quite time consuming and takes a lot of work, so make sure you let your contractor know what product you are using so he can quote you accordingly. You dont wan’t to get a cheap quotation and then only to find out at the end that it’ll cost you more!
Once all the tiles are laid, you just need to fill the groove lines with grouting and that’s it! We chose white grouting so the space looks much cleaner and brighter!
Last but not least, Suzuka is very kind enough to give my readers a special discount!
Free design consultation over coffee at Suzuka’s brand new showroom.
- RM100 cash vouchers for the purchase of any brick facade series products of your choice.
- Buy 1 get 1 free for Kastbond waterproofing products.
- Bring your own ID to further discuss on your design if you prefer, we offer an attractive discounted rate (applicable for coverage area of 150sf and above) for all supply and apply projects.