subway tile

Answering all your questions about subway tile

Subway tile has become quite popular recently, but we often find homeowners still have many questions about this material. To create better-educated consumers, we want to take the time to discuss it in further detail with you here today.

Originating in the subway system in New York City around the turn of the century, these tiles offered a glossy finish that made the entire place brighter, more sanitary, and easier to keep clean. Since all these qualities are highly sought after by homeowners all over the country, the tile quickly caught on as a residential tile product.

Let us help you find the perfect subway tile for your spaces

Tile Liquidators has plenty of experience, and we?d love to pass that along to you as we help match you to the perfect materials for your home. We will carefully weigh your requirements and preferences against our inventory and match those with your projected budget. We invite you to either of our showrooms, in Sacramento, CA or Orem, UT, where our associates will be standing by to get right to work on your project.

Important subway tile facts

Subway tiles vary greatly in size and shape. A ?classic? subway tile is a 3 X 6 rectangle, but modern tiles, twice that size, are also referred to as the same thing. They can even take on a square shape and can be made of a variety of materials including marble, stone, and glass, even though the original pieces were manufactured using white glass.

Prices vary extensively, from the hardware variety to artisan products, so you can usually find products to meet your specific budget, whatever it is. However, you must still consider your options for grout as well. It almost seems like an afterthought, but since it can change the look of the finished product so drastically, you should take your time in this area to make sure you get exactly what you want and need.

It must be noted that subway tile is never meant to be used as a floor covering. It?s far too thin to stand up to the wear and tear as a flooring material but works perfectly in a variety of other spaces.