For generations, Himalayan salt has been used for its many benefits but awareness still continues to grow, more and more people are looking at having a Himalayan Salt wall in thier home or office.

Here are some things to consider that will help when deciding your wall and fitting it.

Design

1. Himalayan Salt Bricks can be laid out in any way you like, but you do want to consider the space you are working with.

  • A horizontal layout maybe where half the current brick will overlap the brick below it.
  • A Diagonal layout where bricks are placed at a 45degree angle
  •  A vertical layout
  • A mosaic-style where all the bricks are placed in no specific order and the sizes of bricks are altered and mixed up.

2. The bricks can be fitted into the wall and the light can shine through from behind the wall from another room. The bricks cannot be on an exterior wall but can fill interior walls.

3. An aluminium or stainless steel H or I Frame, which means the bricks will be held into the structure and no adhesive/glue/paste is required.

  • This is good if you require moving the bricks every now and again because you can simply move the frame.
  • The bricks will not be tied in so the bricks can individually be removed very easily.

4. Bricks come in multiple thicknesses, the thicker ones will have better support for a wider footing and thinner ones will have better light transparency.

5. Consider the area well before fitting.

Lighting

1. LED strips are brighter and offer a wider range of colours, they are not as warm as other lights so the warmer properties of the salt will be missed unless the room or areas have heating.

2. Spotlights to create a directional light.

3. led lights to work across the background in straight lines.

4. Try a sheet of perspex backing to help spread the light more evenly and give better coverage.

5. It is always a good option to allow access to the lights if you ever need it. Leaving a loose individual brick at the lights or LED entry. If you have free standing walla then the entry is easier too.

Building the wall

1. Bricks can be sealed using a wide range of non-toxic and odour free products including

2. simple white cement.

3. non-toxic caulk.

4. non-toxic silicone.

5. Aluminium or steel profile - Using the H or I profile to slot bricks together and a U profile for the frame. No glue or adhesive is needed for this method.

6. Himalayan salt adhesive powder.

7. Himalayan salt adhesive glue tube.

We hope that helps you get a bit of an idea of what things to consider when wanting to build a salt wall. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us