Subway tile patterns
Subway tiles are beautifully versatile that can look modern or traditional, contemporary or transitional. Not only for the materials, but different patterns also provide this versatility. Here are 5 subway tile patterns.
Running Bond or offset is the most recognizable pattern of the subway tiles. The corner of the tile below sits at the center point of the one above and creates the most traditional style of the subway.
Stacked is a simple pattern that offers a modern look for kitchens. This sleek look is created by stacking the tiles laid one atop the other and creating a grid pattern.
A simple twist on the placement of the subway tile makes a big impact and creates a distinctive pattern as a backsplash. The tiles are installed at a 45-degree angle and short tile edges end at a 90-degree angle.
Just like the herringbone, chevron tiles are also are installed at a 45-degree angle, but they are cut also at a 45-degree angle. This creates a sleek and clean look.
Tiles are laid in vertical and horizontal pairs to create the basketweave pattern which is probably the most playful option. The geometrical look of it offers a more distinct weaving effect.
A diagonal pattern is similar to the running bond but for this pattern, tiles are installed at a 45-degree angle. The diagonal lay of the subway tiles creates a more unique design that can elevate the kitchens.