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Subway Tile Backsplash

subway tile backsplash

Since the 1900s, the use of subway tile backsplash has been a favorite trend for many home owners in the United States. It is at that time that many gleaning white rectangular tiles were installed along the subway walls covering many miles of the system. It is from here that they came to be known by this name and this is how they are identified to date. The tiles were later to become a common style in many homes and up to date they are very popular throughout the US and other parts of the world. It is however important to note that for some time the tiles had waned in their popularity picking the stylishness momentum a few years ago.

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subway tile backsplash

Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs | houzz.com

Traditional kitchen with blue porcelain subway tile.

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light brown glass subway tile

San Francisco Interior Designer Fiorella Design | houzz.com

Light brown glass subway tile vertical installation.

As a home remodeling material, the subway tile backsplash is appreciated for its many beautiful features that help to leave the room spackling clean and beautiful. The tiles come in glossy, smooth and flat characteristics thus making them ideal for use in the kitchen. These characteristics make them easy to clean and maintain as only a smooth piece of cloth is required to wipe away the stains or dirt. It is also easy to appreciate the organized and continuous nature of these tiles no matter where they are installed. It is easy to come up with a design that easily suites your preference and this is one of the reasons as to why many home owners prefer using them in their remodeling projects.


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calacatta gold marble subway tile

Metro Interior Designer Zoe Feldman Design, Inc. | houzz.com

3″x6″ Calacatta marble subway tile. Elegant looking for your kitchen.

Another factor that makes the tiles great is their colorfulness. It is however easy to notice that black, white and cream colors are the most common in many homes. There are however many other different colors that have been developed with time and especially as their resurgence continue. One can therefore choose the color that best combines with other interior decorations and installations in the home. Whether you are looking for colors such as green, brown, blue or red, the designers have made them available in the market today. The tiles can be arranged in a number of styles depending with your preference giving you the design that you want.


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white subway glass backsplash tile

New York Architect | houzz.com

3″x6″ White & Clear subway glass tile backsplash with brick pattern install.

Normally, subway tile backsplash come in different sizes but the 3 by 6 inches are the most common. With the changing trends however, more sizes have come up with some of them being larger and measuring 4 inches by 12 inches. There are also smaller and medium ones from which you can pick depending with your needs. Installing the kitchen backsplash is largely informed by a number of factors such as the kitchen size and the different subway tiles make it easy to choose what best suits your kitchen size.


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white porcelain subway backsplash tile

San Francisco Interior Designer Regan Baker Design | houzz.com

3″x6″ White porcelain subway backsplash tile.

Installing a subway tile backsplash gives you a perfectly clean and classic look becoming the center of attraction within the kitchen space. No matter what your color or design preference, make sure that you get what you want from your dealer for the perfect remodeling outcome.