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Subway Tile Installation Ideas

Posted by Daltile Team on May 24, 2017 10:32:00 AM

A subway tile installation is one of the top home improvement projects for homeowners—and for good reason. Subway tile adds a classic, trendy look to your bathroom or kitchen. This rectangular, brick-shaped tile is also very versatile and can be used to complement just about any style, ranging from old-world to modern design. It's also available in an endless array of materials and colors. It's this versatility, combined with a range of styles and design options, that makes subway tile extremely popular. Here are some tips and inspiration to help you get started on your subway tile design.

Marble look subway tile
Marble Falls in White Water 2 x 4 on the walls

Keep It Classic

White subway tile has been a classic design option for years, and it's not going anywhere soon. If you're looking to add a timeless touch to your design, consider going with this option. White subway tile is an easy design element to work around when it comes to choosing other complementary materials, and if you decide to update your design in the future, it's a great neutral backdrop to have in place.

Consider Stone or Stone-Look Tile

After deciding that subway tile is the right choice for your kitchen backsplash or bathroom, your first step to a beautiful, long-lasting tile installation is to select the material you want to use. This may not be an easy task because there are so many stunning tile options to choose from. Stone or stone-look tile is always a good choice for any style room. There's a wide range of subway tile available, including tile that features all the beauty of stone but the ease of care and simple installation of ceramic. One perfect example is the Marble Falls collection of floor and wall tile, which includes 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 inch subway-like tile.

Go with Glazed Porcelain

Another popular option is glazed porcelain subway tile. These tiles are available in a variety of color options and can be used on your kitchen or bathroom's walls, countertops, and floor. Rittenhouse Square subway tiles are great on their own, and look great when mixed with other tile for an endless number of stunning and creative configurations. Other collections to consider are the Festiva line, which features more than 20 colors to choose from, and the Modern Dimensions line, which offers a variety of made-to-order colors, and matte and semi-gloss finishes.

New, fresh subway tile can truly transform a space. Whether you're looking for a minor face-lift or are interested in completing an entire renovation, consider adding this brick-shaped tile to your design. A subway tile installation is something you'll be able to enjoy for many years to come. When you're ready to check out your subway tile options, head to your local Daltile retailer.

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