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.

Hearth Stone Chimney
(540) 414-5017
1641 Parkcrest Cir.
Reston, VA
Brick Repair, Chimney Sweep, Fireplace Repair, Chimney Caps
Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Membership Organizations
National Chimney Sweep Guild, Chimney Safety Institute of America, Dry Stone Conservancy, Preservation Trades Network

Se Smith Inc
(703) 661-0203
23700 Overland Dr Ste 110
Sterling, VA
Coastal Masonry Inc - Ch Esapeake Va
(757) 494-0037
813 Industrial Ave
Chesapeake, VA
Jett & Co
(757) 887-0856
260 Picketts Line
Newport News, VA
Superior Masonry Of Tidewater Inc
(757) 312-0221
936 Professional Pl Ste A3
Chesapeake, VA
Scarano Masonry
(757) 482-0652
2740 Horseshoe Dr
Chesapeake, VA
S & T Masonry
(757) 455-5153
5660 E Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, VA
Santa'S Chimney Service
(804) 674-6511
4625 Cordova Ln
Chesterfield, VA
Hampton Roads Masonry
(757) 638-7700
PO Box 6716
Portsmouth, VA
Teg Masonry
(703) 471-5430
105 Executive Dr
Sterling, 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 However, it became out of date and impossible to find for the better half of the 20th century.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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