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!