Large spacious kitchen design with white kitchen cabinets white kitchen island with lots of storage white Granite countertops subway tiles and stainless steel appliances. Northwest USA
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5 Common Ways To Use Subway Tile In Your Home

Subway tile captured America’s interest when it was introduced in subway stations in New York City in the early 1900s. The tile adorned the walls of the Big Apple’s subways and soon became a beloved material in homes across the country. Today, you see subway tile used in a variety of rooms and ways to add an aesthetic oomph to the room it occupies.

Subway tile typically is made out of ceramic and comes in 3-inch by 6-inch tiles, but there are plenty of options when it comes to sizing, color, texture and material. Here, we take a look at a few of the ways subway tile is used the most so you can gain some inspiration for your next home remodeling project.

New kitchen boasts dark wood cabinets white backsplash subway tile and over sized island with white and grey quartz counter illuminated by pendant lights. Northwest USA

Kitchen Backsplash

Subway tile is as functional as it is beautiful, especially when used to create a backsplash. Backsplashes are located behind sinks to protect the wall from water that could damage it, hence the name backsplash. Today, these areas aren’t just used to protect walls, they’re used to create beautiful backgrounds and colorful touches in kitchens.

Beautiful Marble Kitchen Counter Top, Subway Tile Back splash and Baking Accessories.

Kitchen Walls

Subway tile isn’t limited to behind the kitchen sink, many use it for large sections of walls due to its attractive and easy to clean nature. It often provides a nice contrast with countertop materials. There are so many choices with subway tile that you can choose unique colors and textures to create a nice wall with cool colors or create a sense of comfort with warm-colored tiles.

Beautiful New Modern Bathroom Sink, Faucet, Subway Tiles and Counter.

Bathroom Backsplash

Subway tile looks especially good in bathroom backsplashes. From the classic white tiles to those that gorgeous textures and unthought-of colors, your bathroom will gain a boost when using subway tile behind the sink, toilet or mirror.

Bathroom features subway tiled half walls with black tile border over vintage black and white tile floor. Northwest USA

Bathroom Walls

Bathroom walls aren’t immune to the possibilities of subway tile, as this tile offers a slew of different options to bring your dream bathroom to life. Darker tile in blues and grays can help to give off neutral or cool atmospheres to fit in with fixtures, paint, and other materials used in your bathroom.

Beautiful New Modern Bathtub, Faucet and Subway Tiles.

As An Accent

The options are truly limitless with subway tile, as it can be used to accent particular areas of your home, especially in the bathroom. Take the above image, for example. This homeowner has subway tile around the edge of the bathtub that both looks fantastic and and protects the outside of the tub from water damage. If you can dream it, you can probably find a way to implement subway tile into your home that creates a unique look and sets your home apart from others.

For best results, consider hiring an experienced contractor to carry out your subway tile project so your home is completed in a timely, professional manner.

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