Subway tile has been around since it was first installed in New York City’s underground train stations in the early 1900s. This classic version was just a glazed white ceramic 3-by-6 inch rectangle, but today, subway tile is available in any number of colors, finishes, and sizes.
The simplicity of this tile makes it suitable for almost any kitchen – from clean and fresh to bold and eye-catching, subway tile can pull off any look.
Subway tile is also a practical choice for many Boca Raton homeowners, regardless of budget. Though there are some pricier subway tile options, the classic white style is very affordable. In addition, ceramic tile is easy to clean and maintain, and does not require sealing like natural stone.
Whether you like the traditional all-white look or something a bit more unique, subway tile can create a beautiful and functional backsplash for your Boca Raton home. Here are a few ideas from Floor Coverings International Boca Raton to inspire you.
1. Get creative with patterns.
There is no rule that subway tile can only be arranged in a traditional horizontal fashion. Try mixing things up by arranging your tiles diagonally or vertically. A herringbone design looks particularly stylish with rectangular subway tile.
2. Subway tile doesn’t have to be all white!
To give your kitchen some pop, consider subway tile in a bright color like red or green, or even a mix of colors, like several different shades of blue.
3. Use different colors of subway tile to create stripes or other designs.
This is a great way to incorporate multiple colors in your kitchen. Want to try an interesting black and white look? Use classic white subway tile with just a few black tiles interspersed evenly throughout.
4. Carry your backsplash tile all the way to the ceiling.
This is a dramatic touch that tricks the eye into thinking the room is taller and more spacious. It’s particularly effective with classic white tile.
5. Don’t forget about grout!
Grout can be a great way to highlight your tile, and it doesn’t have to be white. Though the white-grout-on-white-tile look is the most traditional, you can also try white tile with a colored or dark grout, or colored tiles with white grout.
Call Floor Coverings International Boca Raton to find out more about our selection of subway tile. We bring the product samples to you with free in-home consultations, so it’s easy to make the right choice for your home.