5 Bathrooms with Subway Tile

5 Bathrooms with Subway Tile

Geoff Bentz
Sep 30, 2009

When I first heard of "subway tiles" I thought it was an exclusive term reserved for the social elite designers of New York — now I know better.

Subway tiles date way back to 1904, when New York City opened its first white-walled underground subways. The look became an instant classic and the simple, easy-to-clean design lives-on in homes around the world.

The tiles themselves don't have a lot of variety. It's rare to see them in colors other than traditional white, black, or mint green. But clearly you can create a lot of looks from one basic rectangle.

(Images: 1 COCOCOZY; 2 Absolutely Beautiful Things; 3 decor pad; 4 gotiles4less; 5 katy elliot)

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