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Friday 19 August 2016

Subway Tiles -- one of the most versa'tile' tiles.

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      Are you looking for a trendy, classy, fresh, and durable tile? That seems like a lot to offer but Subway tiles exactly that and more!  




 ♦  What are Subway Tiles?

     Subway tiles customarily are known as 3 inch by 6 inch ceramic tiles. Today you can find the tiles in many different sizes, textures and cuts. They are durable as well as timeless in look which make them a great choice if you are looking for a permanent tile option, exhibit A – the New York Subway System. In fact, the tiles will most-likely out live the silicon and grout used to hold them in place. Subway tiles also come in a myriad of different colors; they open up a whole world of possibilities in design and personalizing.





♦ The History of Subway Tiles

    Subway tiles came to be such a trend thanks to architects GeorgeC. Heins and Christopher Grant LaFarge who were put on the job of designing the New York Subway System. Considering the long-wear, easy-to-clean, and aesthetically pleasing qualities of the tiles, it's no wonder why they wear chosen for the Subway! The name stuck too and now over a century later, the tiles are universally known as "Subway" tiles!

♦  Subway Tiles in Design
     As mentioned earlier, subway tiles are great for achieving a classic, timeless touch to a space. They're great in kitchens and bathrooms and are a fantastic option for backsplashes. Subway tiles are seen throughout most of the styles in design all the way from contemporary to rustic! They're a wonderful option for tying styles together simply making them a very versatile and convenient choice.   
   Once again- One of the most versa'tile' tiles. wink
Photos courtesy of Dal-Tile Distributions Inc.