Classic and Versatile Subway Tiles Roanoke VA

A Guide to the many uses of subway tiles in the home. Suggestions for use include bathroom tile, wall treatments, backsplash materials, and restorations. Versatility of style allows use in both contemporary and classic aesthetics.

Chimney Sweep & Duct Cleaning Inc.
(540) 720-3546
102 Coal Landing Rd
Stafford, VA
 
D & I Masonry Llc
(540) 273-8393
379 Hope Rd
Stafford, VA
 
Chimpro
(757) 637-7272
80 Emeraude Plage
Hampton, VA
 
Stowe Wall Systems
(757) 224-3255
2816 Build America Dr
Hampton, VA
 
Boyd D L
(703) 241-2060
6700 Lee Hwy
Arlington, VA
 
Gatling'S Masonry
(757) 826-2981
2 Sherry Dell Dr
Hampton, VA
 
Masonry Masters Inc
(703) 444-8504
22900 Shaw Rd Ste 109
Sterling, VA
 
Flippo Carlton Masonry
(540) 898-6284
10334 Courthouse Rd
Spotsylvania, VA
 
Se Smith Inc
(703) 661-0203
23700 Overland Dr Ste 110
Sterling, VA
 
Winston'S Air Duct Cleaning Inc
(703) 379-5006
4800 King St
Arlington, VA
 

Classic and Versatile Subway Tiles

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Subway tiles are available in a number of colors and finishes, allowing you to create your own personal look whether it be modern or classic.

Once popular in the early 1900s, subway tile was used in most bathrooms and kitchens. However, it became out of date and impossible to find for the better half of the 20th century. Surprisingly, subway tile has made a remarkable comeback. Not just considered an old-fashioned material, subway tile can be trendy as well.

Subway tiles are a 3”x6” rectangle tiles, with slightly rounded corners. They are installed in a bricklike pattern. When first manufactured in the early 1900s, they were “2x6” rectangles and had square corners. It is very difficult and expensive to locate this original design, but only a true historian could possibly notice the difference. Only produced in white until the 1930s, there are now many colors available.

The restoration of older homes has become quite popular, and the preservation of the original style has revived the interest in subway tile. Typically used in bathrooms, subway tile can be used on the walls or floor, and when paired with the traditional claw-foot bathtub and pedestal sink, it recreates the early 20th century bungalow appeal.

Subway tile can be incorporated into modern, contemporary décor as well. Available in many colors, it is now popular as a classy backsplash or wall trim. Installing the tiles in a column design adds a modern twist and melds the centuries together.

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