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What Is Subway Tile?

What Is Subway Tile?

When considering a tile upgrade, particularly for walls, you’ll be sure to hear or read about one of the most famous of tile options of all: subway tile. So what is subway tile? Here’s a quick introduction to this unbelievably popular choice. From Underground To Chic While you might not have been able to guess from its name, subway tile is simply rectangular tile. It actually gets its unique name from the fact that in the past it was used...

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Mother Of Pearl Tile The Perfect Material For Instant Luxury

Mother Of Pearl Tile The Perfect Material For Instant Luxury

The look of natural tile materials have always captivated people since ancient times. And while most consumers are familiar with many of the stone options, they have no idea that shells can be used to create tiles as well. Mother of pearl tile has a unique lustrous look that is unequaled when it comes to building materials and here is your guide to it. What Is Mother Of Pearl? Many people aren’t sure exactly what mother of pearl is. Well,...

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Tile Shapes For Every Preference

Tile Shapes For Every Preference

We all have different preferences when it comes to the type of tile we like. This doesn’t just mean the color and material but also the shape. Different tile shapes can be used to help create a range of styles and looks to make sure your needs are met. Square Is Anything But Boring Of all the shapes the most common are square tiles. They are used on both on walls and floors and even sometimes installed on countertops. These can really...

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Onyx Tile The Complete Guide

Onyx Tile The Complete Guide

Lush and luminous onyx is a stone that has been used to create dramatic effects in the most high end living spaces for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians used it to make pottery and it has always been highly sought after a gemstone that can be set into all types of jewelry. Today like in the past, onyx tile is one of the best materials for establishing the look of luxury. What Exactly Is It? Onyx is a sedimentary rock made up of...

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Ten Interior Design Tips to Get Perfect Subway Tile Style

Ten Interior Design Tips to Get Perfect Subway Tile Style

One of the most popular blog posts I’ve ever written was on subway or metro tiles and it’s safe to say they’re pretty much everywhere, in every cool store, cafe or lifestyle interior. But somehow the more I see them, the more I like them and it seems many other stylists, designers and homeowners feel the same. Here’s my round up of the ten best ways to approach Subway Style for 2014-15: QUIRKY WALLPAPER Interior stylists and designers are...

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The Top 10 Subway Tile Ideas

The Top 10 Subway Tile Ideas

“What is subway tile?” This is one of the most common questions consumers ask when thinking about using tile for a home project or upgrade. Stemming from the early 1900’s, these tiles were used in the New York City subway system. Their long rectangular shape, “pencil thin,” grout lines, and shiny white color made them an instant hit back then and they have only been gaining popularity since. In fact, using them in...

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Backsplash Tiles: A 5 Minute Crash Course

Backsplash Tiles: A 5 Minute Crash Course

Choosing the correct backsplash tiles can help accentuate the design of your kitchen, create an interesting focal point, add color, or even bring the room together. While their original function was to protect the vulnerable walls behind cooking areas and sinks from water and heat damage, today they are used for aesthetic reasons as well. And because of this, there are many backsplash tile options available for the homeowner, each of which...

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