If you are considering installing new tile in your bathroom or a kitchen backsplash mosaic, subway tile is a beautiful choice with unique style. An extremely versatile tile style that can complement nearly any room design, subway tiles make a popular choice in Mid-Atlantic home remodels for both aesthetic and practical reasons. Let’s take a closer look at this timeless trend!
What Makes Subway Tile So Popular?
Subway tiles are rectangular tiles that got their name from the New York City subway system. They are used in both kitchen and bathroom applications and are popular primarily because they are:
- Easy to clean
- Stain resistant
- Extremely hygienic
- Light reflective
- Easily customizable in multiple sizes, colors, textures, and patterns
The Subway Tile Backsplash
Subway tile can be an appealing choice for kitchen backsplashes. Not only is it extremely sanitary and easy to clean, making it ideal in an environment where you’re handling food, but it’s easily customizable to match any existing kitchen design. The sky’s the limit when it comes to your subway tile kitchen backsplash! Though the original subway tile came in white, we offer subway tiles in numerous sizes, materials, textures, and colors to suit your needs.
Some popular materials include:
Subway Tile for Bathrooms
The same qualities that make subway tile perfect for a kitchen backsplash apply for your bathroom backsplash. However, you can get even more creative when installing subway tile in a bathroom, extending use of the tiling to your shower or tub area to give the whole space added character. Some patterns to consider include:
- Running bond (meaning they are laid like bricks—this can also be done vertically or diagonally)
A border can add an extra decorative element to the design.