Subway Tiles

Tiles That Never

Go Out of Style

If you’re looking for tiles that never go out of style, then subway tiles are the ideal budget-friendly addition to your home.

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Subway Tiles

Subway tiles get their name from the iconic ceramic wall tiles that appeared in New York City subway stations in the 1920s, and they’ve become a popular tile choice in homes ever since.

So why have subway tiles been such a trend in recent years? The simplicity and practicality is hard to beat. Aside from being affordable, they’re easy to clean and extremely versatile, so they can be used to create both classic or contemporary looks to suit the style of your home.

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Where should you use subway tiles?

Subway tiles come in many shapes, sizes, textures and colours and can be used in a variety of different ways, which is why they’re the perfect fit for any home.

They work particularly well in your kitchen (splashbacks), bathroom and laundry due to their high resistance to water and moisture

Some of the ways you can apply subway tiles in your home include:

  • Make the perfect white backdrop in your bathroom by using white pencil-thin grout with a traditional white tile.
  • Create a bold focal point in your kitchen by contrasting your grout with your tile.
  • Add contrast to your laundry with a unique backsplash pattern and colour.
  • Create height and enhance the appearance of your bathroom by laying subway tiles vertically instead of the standard horizontal layout.
  • Lay subway tiles in different patterns it doesn’t have to be classic subway. Other on trend patterns that work well – herringbone, chevron, stacked or basket weave.

Whilst they are versatile, you should never use subway tiles on floors. Because of their thin structure, they won’t stand up to the wear and tear of heavy foot traffic.

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Subway tile size options

The traditional sizes for these tiles are 150mm x 75mm or 100mm x 200mm – with or without the bevelled edge. However, the options have evolved over the years and you can now change it up and create different looks with some larger sized tiles measuring 400mm x 100mm, or ultra slim sizes measuring 218mm x 53mm.

Why buy subway tiles?

Subway tiles have many practical benefits that make it the perfect investment for home renovators or builders. They are durable, stain resistant and can be easily cleaned with just the wipe of a damp cloth. These tiles don’t absorb smoke or other odours (such as from cooking), so from a hygiene perspective your tiles will always present sparkly clean.

Styles come and go but subway tiles are a timeless style that never seems to fade, so your look will never go out of date.

Explore our wide range of tiles

Be inspired by our premium selection of subway style tiles. Start browsing or visit our Myaree or Wangara showrooms to view the whole range.