Creative Subway Tile Applications

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When thinking of standard tiles, many minds automatically picture to the subway variety. They’re clean, suitable for most design styles and come in a variety of colors and materials. But just because the shape is basic does not mean you can’t have fun with it – and be different. The application possibilities are endless and designers are constantly coming up with new ways to compliment rooms with this simple yet versatile tile.
1. Vertical Offset

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2. Herringbone (horizontal)

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3. Herringbone (diagonal)

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3. Color Inlay

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4. Diagonal Basket Weave

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This century old style is found in homes, restaurants, hotels, and anywhere else you can think of.  The timeless style, although simple in design, is constantly being reinvented.  What new subway tile design will you come up with?

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