Subway tiles are the ultimate vintage icon that date back to the original New York underground stations in 1900s.
The subway tile has been reinvented over the years, with the early years featuring the white, bright and clean looks. Traditional white subway tiles are still a classic, minimal look. But today these tiles can be found in every colour of the rainbow, in every texture, pattern and a huge range of styles.
Subway tiles are not confined to styling a Victorian era home. Pairing the iconic subway tile with a more contemporary floor tile can create spaces that are designed to push boundaries into styles like raw industrial and Coastal chic.
You are also not confined to laying subway tiles in the traditional brick bond pattern and can play with layout such as laying in a chevron pattern.
Be inspired by more subway tiles and patterns in one of our stores today.
How to style subway tiles
Looking to give your home a fresh look? Subway tiles are the way to go. Effortlessly chic, endlessly versatile and easy to incorporate into your favourite look, these tiles have long been popular for style-savvy homeowners.
Wondering how to incorporate subway tiles into your space best? Here are just a few of the many ways you can use them.
Revamp your kitchen with a gorgeous backsplash
Whether you opt for clean white or funky patterns, simple stacks or eye-catching chevrons, subway tiles are a great choice for the kitchen. Go classic with a simple half-wall backsplash behind the sink and stove, or extend the tile up to the ceiling to make your room feel taller and more elegant.
Bring clean lines into your bathroom
No matter what size or colour you choose, the clean lines and uniform patterns bring a sense of elegance and timelessness. Use them in the shower, on the floor or the walls for the most impact.
Create mesmerising floor patterns
Thick subway floor tiles can add texture and interest to a bathroom or other space, but they can also be decorative. Use subway tiles as a frame for hardwood floors or to create beautiful medallions on the floor.
Add interest to an alcove or fireplace
Don’t want to tile a whole wall? Make your fireplace surround or other small area pop with a beautiful and trendy tile façade.
Introduce some individuality to a room
If your bathroom, hallway or kitchen is feeling a little bland, there’s no need for major upgrades or changes. Subway tiles are easy to install and comes in an exciting range of colours, sizes, styles and designs.
Browse subway tiles at Cirillo Lighting and Ceramics
If you’re ready to give your home a new look, subway tiles are a versatile, visually stunning option that will instantly upgrade any space. At Cirillo Lighting and Ceramics, we stock a collection of beautiful, high-quality tiles and other home improvement projects such as lights, tapware, kitchen appliances and more.
View our entire collection today, contact us at our Canberra location, or reach out online to learn more about our range and services.