One of the first known materials used for building, bricks can be dated back as early as 7000 B.C. Leaders in human development such as the Ancient Egyptians, the Romans, and the Greeks used various forms of brickwork to strengthen & develop their empires. With these facts in mind, it is amazing that bricks are still even used in modern construction.
Not only is this hardened clay durable, but it can also make a beautiful addition to your living space. If you have exposed brick in your home like the pictures I have found, think twice before covering it up! You just may find that it can add the perfect touch of texture and personality.
Photos via Houzz.