Subway tiles were first used in New York City subway tunnels back in the early 1900’s. Since then, they have expanded into home designs and become quite popular right here in North York. Home and business owners seem to love subway tiles for their simplicity, versatility, and durability. To help our neighbors envision some of the possibilities of subway tile, we here at Floor Coverings International North York put together this short guide. Read on to see if subway tiles are right for your next home or office project.
Choosing the Right Subway Tile and Grout
The first step in working with subway tiles is to choose the tile and grout color combination. Different combinations create different looks, and with the endless number of tiles to choose from, pretty much any aesthetic can be made with subway tile. Going for a minimalist kitchen? Shiny white tiles with white grout give you that perfectly clean feeling. Looking to bring warmth and character into your bathroom? Yellow, pink, and green tiles are great for that. Aiming for something more modern? Try sleek white tiles fixed with black grout to create a striking contrast and high-end modern look. To get some more inspiration, check out our online product gallery.
Subway Tile Lay Styles
Once you have found the right tile and grout combination, next comes selecting the lay style or pattern you want to use for the tiles. Installation can be tricky, especially when installing on walls, so Floor Coverings International North York always recommends getting subway tiles professionally installed. With the right tools and skill, you can create brick patterns, a stacked look, herringbone, or even a geometric lay style… all depending on how creative you want your space to look.
Consider Accenting your North York Home
The final thing to consider would be the inclusion of any accent tiles for your overall look. Some of our favorite uses of accent tiles use colored tiles sporadically in a sea of white tiles and vice versa. Accent tiles can be a great way to tie in existing décor, add pizzazz to your project, and make your home design incredibly unique. It is an easy way to make your home or office feel more personal and welcoming.
Get Started Today
If you are considering subway tiles for your next home project, be sure to sign up for a FREE in-home consultation with one of our flooring experts. They can help answer questions, show you samples, provide a quote, and more. Ensuring you find the right design option for your home is our top priority, so give us a call today.