The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Bricks for Your Project: Brick Expertise from Cherokee Brick

by Anna Palmer

Posted on May 31, 2024 5:53 AM

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Bricks for Your Project: Brick Expertise from Cherokee Brick

Brick are the building blocks (pun intended!) of countless structures, from charming homes to towering skyscrapers. But with a wide variety of types, colors, and factors to consider, choosing the right brick for your project can feel overwhelming. Fear not! Cherokee Brick, a trusted name in quality brick manufacturing, is here to guide you through the selection process.

Know Your Brick Types:

Whether you’re planning a new home build or a renovation, you need to get the most out of your investment. A big part of maximizing the efficiency of your design is choosing the right size brick to match your needs. Whatever your preference, you can count on Cherokee Brick to deliver the perfect solution for your project.


Modular brick are among the most common types of brick in use, as they are designed to offer a wider range of bond patterns. Designers can create more efficient designs and layouts that minimize the number of bricks that need to be cut to accommodate the design parameters.


One square foot of wall will only require 5 queen brick as opposed to 7 modular brick, giving you more bang for your buck in exchange for a compromise on design flexibility. Queen size brick also boast a larger face size, requiring less mortar and a shorter installation time along with lower installation costs.

Engineered (Modular and Non-Modular)

Engineered brick provide great structural integrity because they are produced in exceptionally hot kiln temperatures. The ceramic bonds form more densely, locking out moisture better and offer increased load-bearing properties. These are ideal for commercial applications.

Custom Sizes for Commercial Applications

Cherokee Brick is equipped to produce any size and configuration of brick when there is sufficient demand. Commercial developers appreciate our flexibility and precision in manufacturing the construction materials they need to complete their projects. If you’re not sure which option is right for you, our experienced team will consult with you to identify your needs and meet them with confidence.

Thin Brick

Thin Brick is the face of the brick, excellent for indoor or outdoor use. It is the perfect solution when a full-size brick would be too heavy or cumbersome. Since Thin Brick is made from full size brick, we can offer it in any color or size we make.  Thin Brick is approximately ½ inch deep.

In recent years, Thin Brick has become increasingly popular for new home builds as well as remodels. Our thin brick is cut from full-sized brick ensuring that the color and texture always stay consistent. The great thing about thin brick is its versatility. Having a brick accent wall or kitchen backsplash is easy.

Exploring the Color Palette:

Cherokee Brick understands that color is a crucial design element. Their extensive selection of face brick allows you to find the perfect shade to complement your vision. Here are some factors to consider:

Architectural Style: Match your brick color to your home's architectural style. For traditional styles, consider warm reds and browns. Modern designs might favor sleek grays or whites.

Surrounding Elements: Consider the color of your roof, siding, and landscaping when choosing your brick color. Create a cohesive look or use contrasting colors for a bolder statement.

Lighting: Natural light can affect how your brick color appears. Cherokee Brick recommends requesting samples to see how the brick looks in your specific lighting conditions.

Beyond Aesthetics: Important Considerations

While aesthetics are important, there are other crucial factors to consider when choosing your brick:

Project Requirements: Consider the specific needs of your project. Does it require high strength for a load-bearing wall? Will it be exposed to harsh weather conditions? Choose a brick that meets your functional needs.

Climate: Certain brick are better suited for specific climates. Cherokee Brick offers frost-resistant options for harsh winters and heat-resistant options for warmer climates.

Budget: Brick come in a variety of price points. Determine your budget upfront and choose a brick that offers the best value for your project.

Cherokee Brick: Your Partner in Brick Expertise

Cherokee Brick is more than just a brick manufacturer; they're your partner in creating lasting beauty and strength. Their knowledgeable team can assist you in selecting the perfect brick for your project, considering your aesthetic preferences, functional needs, and budget. Visit their website to explore their comprehensive collection, browse project galleries for inspiration, and access helpful resources.

With Cherokee Brick as your guide and their exceptional selection of bricks at your disposal, you're well on your way to choosing the perfect brick to elevate your project and build something truly special.