Brick Buying Guide

With the largest supply and selection of antique reclaimed brick and stone anywhere, we know narrowing down your brick choices can be a daunting task. With that in mind, we have developed a brick buying guide to navigate you through the process of buying bricks. Here are the questions you need to ask yourself to make the perfect choice before buying reclaimed stone materials:

What Kind of Bricks Do I Need?

Paving Bricks

Reclaimed paving bricks are used on the ground for driveways, walkways, patios, pool surrounds, etc. Antique Granite Cobblestones are also a great paving choice.

Building Bricks

These bricks are used for exterior walls, retaining walls and the like.

How Many Bricks Do I Need?

Paving Bricks

Plan on 5 bricks per square foot in a paving project.

Building Bricks

Plan on 7 per square foot for a wall. (The difference is due to a combination of the size of the bricks, the pattern used and the spacing or mortar thickness.)

What Color of Brick Should I Use?

This is entirely up to you. The good news is that we have a lot to choose from!

Paving Bricks

  • Dark Red: Purington Paver, Purington Skinny Paver, Ft. Madison Paver
  • Red/Salmon/Orange: Tuscany Paver
  • Grey: Antique Granite Cobblestone
  • Brown: Flint Co. Paver
  • Dark/Purple: Boone Paver
  • Salmon/Cream: Old Chicagos

Building Bricks

  • Dark Red: Purington, Purington Skinny
  • Red: Antique Mixed Reds, Gavin Clinkers
  • Red/Salmon/Orange: Old Tuscany, Tuscany Clinker
  • Brown: Flint Co.
  • Dark/Purple: Boone
  • Salmon/Cream: Old Chicagos

How Do I Get My Bricks?

We ship our antique pavers direct nationwide, usually via flatbed semi truck.

We just need to know which reclaimed stone materials, in what quantity and where you want them delivered and we will give you a quote ASAP!

Buy bricks today at Historical Bricks.

Get Started

Request a quote or call us now at (319) 631-4356 to discuss your project