Going Vertical with Subway Tile
Before rats and graffiti became a hallmark of the New York subway experience, there was subway tile. First used in the early 1900s, this brick-shaped ceramic has remained due to its resilience, classic look and ease of maintenance. Normally we see these rectangular tiles installed in a horizontal pattern, but arranging the tile vertically instead definitely puts a new twist on an old classic.
4 & 5. Design*Sponge readers, Lois Mackenzie and Pamela Hill, transformed a dark and dank bathroom into a clean and modern space appropriate for their beach inspired design story. Here, the verticality of the subway tile mirrors the wainscoting to create a cohesive look.
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