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Subway Tile

Subway Tile

History of Subway Tiles

Subway tiles were popularised in the early 20th century by their use in the New York City subway system, hence their name. The NYC subway system used ceramic tile for station name identification and for colorful motifs to decorate the bland station walls since October 27, 1904, the day that the NYC subway system opened for business. Since then the subway tile has gone in and out of style and today it has once again taken on a renewed life. 

The most popular size for subway tiles has traditionally been 3" x 6", but has grown to include 4" x 8" and 4" x 16" tiles.

Here you will find a wide array of Subway Tile sizes and colors in a variety of materials including ceramic and glass tiles. Our most popular is the traditional Porcelain Gloss White or Black Subway tile in both straight and beveled edge. You can choose standard colors; grey, taupe, silver, caramel, biscuit and more, or trend colors.

Glass Subway tiles are extremely popular when you want a classic proportion but a different look to your project. Popular colors include Cobalt, Bottle Green, Ocean Spray and White. 

The customer that won our Design Project of the Month Contest for Febuary 2014 used a Glossy Super White 2" x 12" Glass Subway Tile. Click here to see her kitchen backsplash. 

By choosing a contrasting grout color, you can create stunning looks. For example, a white wall subway tile with grey grout and a matt porcelain stone charcoal grey floor is truly modern and clean. Or try red or blue grout for a childrens bath or kitchen backsplash.

Subway tiles can also be installed in various patterns. From the traditional brick pattern to the modern stacked pattern and everything in between. Try adding a strip of Glass Mosaics here and there. The options and combinations are endless....So go ahead and let your imagination soar!

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  • Beveled Subway Tiles Biscuit

    Beveled Subway Tiles Biscuit

    3" x 6"
  • Arctic White Matte 4.25" x 4.25"

    Arctic White Matte 4.25" x 4.25"

    4.25" x 4.25"
  • Beveled Subway Tiles Arctic White

    Beveled Subway Tiles Arctic White

    3" x 6"
  • Beveled Subway Tiles Black

    Beveled Subway Tiles Black

    3" x 6"
  • Arctic White Bright Gloss 3" x 6"

    Arctic White Bright Gloss 3" x 6"

    3" x 6"
  • Arctic White Bright Gloss 4.25" x 4.25"

    Arctic White Bright Gloss 4.25" x 4.25"

    4.25" x 4.25"
  • Arctic White Matte 3" x 6"

    Arctic White Matte 3" x 6"

    3" x 6"
  • Black Bright Gloss 3" x 6"

    Black Bright Gloss 3" x 6"

    3" x 6"
  • Black Matte 4.25" x 4.25"

    Black Matte 4.25" x 4.25"

    4.25" x 4.25"
  • Broadway Caramel 3 x 6

    Broadway Caramel 3 x 6

    3" x 6"
  • Broadway Pistacchio 3 x 6

    Broadway Pistacchio 3 x 6

    3" x 6"
  • Tiffany Crackle Biscuit 3 x 6

    Tiffany Crackle Biscuit 3 x 6

    3" x 6"
  • Tiffany Crackle White 3 x 6

    Tiffany Crackle White 3 x 6

    3" x 6"
  • Broadway Crema 3 x 6

    Broadway Crema 3 x 6

    3" x 6"
  • Broadway Latte 3 x 6

    Broadway Latte 3 x 6

    3" x 6"
  • Broadway Nocciola 3 x 6

    Broadway Nocciola 3 x 6

    3" x 6"
  • Glass Trends Beige Glass Subway 3 x 6

    Glass Trends Beige Glass Subway 3 x 6

    3" x 6"

    Out of stock

  • Glass Trends Black Glass Subway 3 x 6

    Glass Trends Black Glass Subway 3 x 6

    3" x 6"

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