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Homeowners Getting on Board with Savvy Subway Tile Designs

Last Updated on June 8, 2020

If you’re wondering where the name of this popular tile design originated, we’ll give you one guess. Hint: The answer is obvious. You guessed it! Subway tiles were first used in New York City subways – or mass transit tunnels – in the early nineteenth century. Since then, subway tile has stood the test of time as one of the industry’s most timeless tile choices. You may wonder why such a plain rectangular shape would still be in demand today? The answer is as simple as its shape: Versatility.

This month, Granite and TREND Transformations would like to reintroduce you to subway tile and show you the many ways it can be installed to create fun and interesting patterns which can bring interest and nostalgia to any room in your home. Here are some beautiful examples of our subway tiles as well as a taste of today’s most popular subway tile designs.

Vertical lines

Change is a good thing. Try turning things around, literally. Installing subway tile vertically instead of horizontally draws the eye up and gives a more spacious and chic appearance to a small room.

Mixing it up

Today’s homeowners are all about individuality and out-of-the-box design. Here, a traditional subway tile backsplash is partnered with a more elaborate subway tile accent wall to create a striking balance to this beautiful kitchen.

Blending colors

Your backsplash can be your kitchen’s ultimate accessory. It’s the one place in your kitchen where you can go all out and express your personality with flair and originality. The multi-colored backsplash featured here is a real showstopper as it adds just the right amount of pizazz to this otherwise neutral kitchen.


Making a statement

Whatever it may or may not be, subway tile is far from boring. Just check out this amazing bathroom with subway tile walls. Creating the space of your dreams begins with imagination and the right materials. Let Granite and TREND Transformations be your creative design partner to help you choose the perfect subway tile for your space.

Popular subway design patterns

Subway tiles are versatile for a reason. You’ve just seen a few examples of how easy it is to make your design your own by switching things up. But did you know there are several other subway design patterns? Here’s a list of some of them:

  • Crosshatch
  • Diagonal Offset
  • Vertical Offset
  • Stack Bond

  • Straight Herringbone
  • Diagonal Herringbone

Feel free to take a look at some more beautiful subway tiles from our sister company TREND Group.

Who could have ever dreamed subway tile could go from its humble beginnings to making a bold statement in today’s most lavish homes? Granite and TREND Transformations had an idea when they designed their beautiful line of mosaics and backsplashes. Contact us for your free in-home or virtual design consultation and see how easy it is to add the beauty and nostalgia of subway tile to your home. You also won’t want to miss exploring our beautiful line of etherium® by E-Stone surfaces, either! They make the perfect design partner to creating the kitchen or bath of your dreams. Schedule your appointment today.

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