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Just Tile: 10 Ways to Do Subway Tile

Posted by Daltile Team on Dec 3, 2015 10:30:00 AM

Subway tile, subway tile, subway tile! It’s hot. And it’s everywhere. Here are 10 different ways you can do subway tile in your home.


Rittenhouse Square in Arctic White 3 x 6Classic white never goes wrong. The bright, clean effect is the
perfect aesthetic for the kitchen or bathroom.


Esta Villa in Garden White 2 x 4
This kitchen backsplash is done in 2 x 4” tiles. It’s a unique mix of a smaller tile with classic subway tile that will have heads turning.

Rittenhouse Square in Arctic White  beveled 3 x 6 on the wall with Keystones on the floor
A classic 3 x 6” beveled white subway tile never fails to distinguish a space. Here the starkness of the black and white bathroom is softened by the mint wall above it.

 Rittenhouse Square in Architectural Grey and Almond 3 x 6
Turn the subway pattern on its head and put it in a vertical layout. A contrasting grout color will make the unique pattern stand out.


Artigiano in Italian Alps and Tremiti Sand 3 x 6This textured subway tile has the look of handmade tiles bringing luxury to your home.


Elevare in Sand 4 x 16 A larger format subway tile goes to the next level here with this glossy design. Any rectangular tile with the right proportions makes a great addition to the kitchen.


Marble tile with Warm Waterfall mosaic
Splurge on luxury with marble, limestone, or travertine subway tiles. Get a classic grey and white veined marble or a creamy travertine in polished, honed, or tumbled finishes.

Modern Dimensions in Artisan Brown and Cityline Kohl 4 1/4 x 12 3/4Mix and match neutral hues and even metallics for a comforting, but upscale, effect as in this shower.


Modern Dimensions in Urban Putty 4 1/4 x 12 3/4Use the subway look for just a portion of the room like this bathroom backsplash.


Modern Dimensions in Biscuit, Urban Putty, and Artisan Brown 4 1/4 x 12 3/4Think beyond the kitchen or bathroom. Subway tile looks great anywhere. Consider using a complementary accent tile to dress it up a bit.

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