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Pick a Brick

"Clinkers" have irregularities and dark spots produced by overburning in the kiln, and provide a rough, cobblestone appearance.

"Face bricks" are usually used for walls because of their hard, smooth surface; they are suitable only for accents or edgings on the patio.

"Frogged" bricks have old-fashioned indentations bearing the name of the manufacturer; they make for interesting accents.

Faux "used" bricks are often actually concrete pavers made to look like old common bricks -- complete with fake efflorescence.

Tip: When combining several types of bricks in a single patio, first check that all the bricks are exactly the same size.

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