Inspiration: Mortar Choice – EH Smith

Inspiration: Mortar Choice

A key consideration for determining the overall appearance of your building is mortar colour.

13 September 2019

Mortar accounts for 15-17% of the visible brickwork (depending on the bond pattern) and the colour of the mortar can considerably change the look of the brick.

The examples above show what a difference mortar can make.

The same brick can have a totally different appearance depending on what mortar colour it is paired with. It is important to check that your mortar will suit the surrounding built environment, particularly when repointing existing brickwork.

We would recommend trialling different mortar colours as part of the selection process, in order to ensure the end product has the exact look and feel that you’re looking for.