On October 27, 1904, the New York City subway system opened and the passengers were introduced to a whole new look of subway tile, which would come to be known as the subway tile. After appearing in New York the style became very popular and the colors varied from classic white to pastel blues.
Luckily the subway style is re-emerging and being used in all new ways. A great way to update this classic style is to lay it in new patterns. Instead of using the standard off set joint, try placing the tiles in a vertical design. If you want to do a whole bathroom in subway tile try breaking it up with a border and laying the tiles above in a different pattern.
Another way to update this trend is to use colored or glass subways. Here at Creative Tile we offer a variety of different color palettes to suit any room in your home. And if the shiny tile just isn’t your style, try using a sea glass like tile, which also comes in many different colors, or use the ceramic tile in a matte finish. For an added dimension, use the beveled edge tile which is a great way to mix classic with contemporary.
We carry a variety of tile from different luxury brands and stock the most tiles in the Lehigh Valley, so you can create the subway look on any budget. With so many different options, this tile can fit in almost any home.
Here are some photos of available subway tiles and colors that would work perfect in your Lehigh Valley home or business.
Glass subway tiles are a great way to add a touch of uniqueness to this classic trend, with such a large assortment of colors you are sure to find one that matches your decor.
This photo features two subway looks made by Sonoma Tilemakers, a company out of California making handmade glass, tile, and stone. Creative Tile Imports is an exclusive dealer of Sonoma in the Lehigh Valley.The marble subway is a modern way to add stone to your home.
The subway tile and glass are both made by Sonoma Tilemakers. Using a colored subway tile is a great way to add flare to your project, and Sonoma offers over 100 different colors to choose from.
Laying subway tile in a linear stacked pattern is another way to change from the classic brick pattern. The tile shown above is also made by Sonoma Tilemakers and is combined with 1×1 Tantrum crackle glass, a look created by Sonoma and available in over 20 different colors and a variety of shapes and sizes.
There are a variety of different colors available to customize any project. Whether you are trying to stay classic with white or design something a little more wild with red, we have the tile that will complete your look.
These tiles are 4×10 instead of the standard 3×6, using a different size is a fantastic way to modernize the subway style.
The classic bright white subway adds a brightness to any shower. Combining it with glass in a border as well as in the back of the niche adds a pop of color to match the bathroom floor.
Combining beveled edge with glass creates a very contemporary backsplash. The glass featured in this picture is a custom blend made by Oceanside Glasstile, a luxury glass tile maker from California. Creative Tile is the exclusive dealer of Oceanside in the Lehigh Valley.