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Rethink Subway Tiles

New ideas to showcase the humble subway tile in your home

Rethink Subway Tiles

The subway tile. It’s of the most conventional, affordable and effective tile to use throughout the home. In the past three years, the subway tile has made a massive comeback into the forefront of interior design and styling. So how do you use this tile in a new and creative way in your home?

Take a new direction

The typical image that comes to mind with subway tiles is the horizontal layout used across a backsplash in a contemporary kitchen. Simply changing the layout of these tiles can elevate a surface from common trend to designer style.

Raw edges

Thinking outside the box when it comes to tiled areas can also help draw interest to your subway tiles. Rather than finishing a pattern directly at the end of a wall or in a straight line, use uneven edges to draw more attention to your simple tiles.

A splash(back) of colour

There’s plenty of colours available to choose from outside the traditional white subway tile. Try using a striking gloss black tile for a touch of luxury or a softer green for a more organic compliment to a kitchen design. If your home has very neutral coloured walls and flooring, a feature wall made of colourful subways tiles can be a cost effective focal point.

Great grout

Colourful grout is a top trend in 2017 and by adding a splash of colour around your subway tiles, you can actually highlight them as a feature of a room. For simple white subway tiles, try a bolder black grout around them.

Love to add some subway tiles to your home?

Our tiles of choice include the Portobello Liverpool tile, which is available in 11 colours.

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