Since its arrival in New York City’s subway stations in the early 1900s, subway tile has been utilized in homes across America in both bathrooms and kitchens and is experiencing even more popularity in modern spaces. The iconic, glossy white blazed finish with thin grout lines gives a clean and classic appearance. Today’s subway tiles come in a wide array of colors as well, allowing Wadsworth homeowners to perfectly match their current décor.
Read on to learn more about subway tile from the experts at Floor Coverings International Medina!
Benefits of Subway Tile
Ceramic tiles, like those often used in subways, are tough enough to take a beating for years on end and keep looking great. They are also easy to clean and maintain, which was likely a significant consideration when they were chosen for the subway system in the first place.
Most subway tiles are glazed, which allows for a wide variety of vibrant color options. Not only will the tiles themselves remain intact, the beautiful colors of the tile won’t fade either. In fact, homeowners will likely have to replace the grout and glue used to hold the tile in place before the tile itself wears out. They are also available in a wide range of sizes and can be used with various grout shades.
Another benefit of subway tile in kitchens and bathrooms is its ability to reflect light. This was another reason they were originally selected for dark, underground subway stations. This makes subway tile a great choice for small spaces with low light.
Drawbacks of Subway Tile
There really isn’t a significant drawback when it comes to using subway tile in your kitchen or bathroom. However, you should consider the design you want to achieve before selecting subway tile for your project. If you are looking for something luxurious and high-end, you might prefer natural stone or glass tile.
Call and schedule a free consultation with Floor Coverings International Medina today! We’ll bring our full selection of subway tile and other tile options to you, so you can view them in the comfort of your own Wadsworth home.
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