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.

David Newton Chimney Sweeps
(804) 796-5368
14501 Skybird Rd
Chesterfield, VA
Scarano Masonry
(757) 482-0652
2740 Horseshoe Dr
Chesapeake, VA
J M D Stone Company
(703) 437-7676
108 Silverleaf Ct
Sterling, VA
D & I Masonry Llc
(540) 273-8393
379 Hope Rd
Stafford, VA
S & T Masonry
(757) 455-5153
5660 E Virginia Beach Blvd
Norfolk, VA
Cathay Inc Stucco
(703) 406-1100
21376 Potomac View Rd
Sterling, VA
Sprinkle And Company
(757) 543-6553
711 Falcon Ave
Chesapeake, VA
Jett & Co
(757) 887-0856
260 Picketts Line
Newport News, VA
Dominion Concrete And Masonry
(703) 996-0300
43751 Beaver Meadow Rd
Sterling, VA
Chimney Sweep & Duct Cleaning Inc.
(540) 720-3546
102 Coal Landing Rd
Stafford, 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 However, it became out of date and impossible to find for the better half of the 20th century.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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