Mortar Color Selection

Why is mortar color so important?

Mortar represents approximately 20 percent of the total surface of a wall; therefore, the mortar color you choose will be an integral part of your exterior design selections. The most common mortar is called Type-S and is naturally gray in color. Mortar, much like grout for tile, can be tinted to blend or contrast with your brick color(s).

One of the primary ingredients in mortar is sand. The sand color will affect the finished look of your mortar color. Lighter color sands are generally recommended for lighter colored mortars.

Our Design Center consultant will be able to assist you in picking the perfect mortar color to achieve your overall exterior design goals.