By Julie Craig
With a portfolio of work all across Arkansas, Acme Brick Tile & Stone offers more than just brick; it offers a luxurious lifestyle.
Imagine for a mere second that your home can have nearly any look or style you desire, and on top of that, it will last a lifetime. An extraordinary facade with true curb appeal mixed with an out-of-this-world eye-catching interior can really come to life with the right partnership, and Acme Brick & Tile has helped homeowners achieve their dreams for more than a century. Dream it, and Acme can help you achieve it.
“All Acme Brick is backed by our 100-year guarantee, ensuring the exterior of the home to be not only aligned with the customer’s tastes but also efficient and longstanding,” says David Messersmith, an outside sales representative in central Arkansas.
When many customers think of brick, both “traditional” and “exterior” come to mind first. But, Acme Brick is much more than that. When it comes to brick, the company creates traditional and cutting edge styles on both the exterior and interior. In fact, many homeowners are choosing special effects from full, beautifully painted brick to a unique whitewash off finish, mirroring the look of historic Europe and your favorite pair of distressed jeans.
Acme is on the cutting edge in trends with more than just brick as a material.
ROMABIO Classico Limewash is a popular product used to expose brick for that aged, antique farmhouse style. In only a couple of hours, this one-coat finish can transform unpainted brick or masonry without any primer at all. For the best results with limewash, choose a warm or cool color in the same tones as your home. For the weathered look that’s on-trend right now, parts of the product are washed off just after application.
“Our wide range of blends, variations and textures allows each individual the opportunity to make a selection that will be unique and beautiful,” says Messersmith.
If you’re looking to liven up a tired home and a polished, painted brick is more your style, Acme Brick uses ROMABIO flat and textured masonry paints that are non-acrylic and non-latex, but “made from nature.” Using this product is a two-coat process diluted with water but also no primer. It has a hefty 20-year warranty, which means no chipping or peeling. Combine the everlasting design of the paint or finish with the brick foundation, and it makes for a home that will last a lifetime with all the right aesthetics.
Acme is on the cutting edge in trends with more than just brick as a material. MAC Metal Architectural siding is a new way to incorporate the look of wood in a modern way without the maintenance. Not only is it pleasing to the eye as it mixes up the textures on any exterior to give it a certain pop with its rich color, but the top-of-the-line metal siding can add even more durability. The siding requires absolutely no maintenance and has a 40-year warranty that brings any homeowner peace of mind and true excitement when it’s added to the mix. Its resistance against UV rays, bad weather and extreme climate make it the perfect choice for homeowners who want the look of wood without the constant upkeep.
Natural stones are another way Acme helps homeowners create their dream home. Luxurious in style, slimline stone laminates can transform the mundane into magnificent. Added to woodwork, walls, ceilings, countertops or cabinets, this material is an amazing, quick addition to a space.
The perfect combination of materials is an integral part of the balance of homebuilding. “At Acme, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality materials, combining sustainability and style, used to help each homeowner’s vision come true,” Messersmith says.
As a company and since 1891, Acme Brick is focused on “creating a better-built environment — naturally.” Brick, derived from clay, is always a great eco-friendly option for homeowners looking to craft something beautiful that will last for decades. Designing with brick means building with little waste and using a material that will transcend decades time in durability and versatility.
Because brick is made from naturally occurring materials, when it’s used as an interior finish, it contributes to healthy indoor air quality because it emits no harmful gases. Who wouldn’t be behind that? Indoor brick also ensures indoor temperatures are more consistent, which can reduce energy costs, especially during these cold months of the year. Furthermore, the size of the HVAC system can be smaller with the use of indoor brick. All of this is merely in addition to the immediate ability of the textured material to spruce up even the smallest area in an instant. Can we say game-changer?
The benefits of brick — whether interior or exterior — are beyond astounding, including natural insulation, reduction in maintenance costs, a higher resale value, lower insurance rates and even fire protection. It’s no wonder brick has made a comeback in the last several years.
“Nothing gives us more satisfaction than having homeowners happy to agree that Acme Brick is the best thing to have around your house,” says Messersmith.
There is no question that Acme is more than brick, but rather an entire array of materials and products for a home — from porcelain, ceramic tile and natural stone tile to hardwood flooring, decorative iron doors (with built-in drainage) and even products for outdoor living like fireplaces and fire pits. The company’s employees all focus on working together to achieve whatever it is the customer is looking for on a project. “What I most enjoy about my job is seeing the skills and knowledge of our staff come together to provide a great customer experience,” says Chad Bowie, Acme Brick district manager.
“Our company is over a century old and built on a foundation of brick manufacturing, but we continue the pursuit to offer more than just the essentials to homebuyers, builders and architects,” he says.