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.

Sprinkle And Company
(757) 543-6553
711 Falcon Ave
Chesapeake, VA
Advanced Engineering Con Struction
(757) 424-5447
1800 Rokeby Ave
Chesapeake, VA
Chesapeake Masonry Corporation
(757) 838-1682
708 Industry Dr
Hampton, VA
Ryan Interiors Inc
(540) 720-3454
70 Evans Ln
Stafford, VA
A 50 Off Chimney Cl
(757) 833-0755
12805 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA
Winston'S Of Northern Virginia
(703) 379-5006
2701 S Oakland St Ste C
Arlington, VA
Parker Masonary Tile Inc
(703) 709-7474
22648 Glenn Dr Ste 302
Sterling, VA
Teg Masonry
(703) 471-5430
105 Executive Dr
Sterling, VA
Greene Stone Masonry LLC
(540) 290-9044
220 E Beverley St.
Staunton, VA
Commonwealth Masonry Inc
(757) 455-8414
2635 Arkansas Ave
Norfolk, 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 However, it became out of date and impossible to find for the better half of the 20th century.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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