Why Subway Tile Backsplashes Have Stayed Popular Over the Years.

In New York City in 1904, Subway tiles were first introduced when a white-walled underground Subway Station was opened. Since then, it is extremely common to find these tiles used in homes all over the world. Even today, Subway tiles continue to offer clean lines, tight grout joints and are an inherently simple design style that go with anything.

3 Benefits of a Subway Tile Backsplash


1. Its a classy stylish no-brainer that will never go out of fashion.

The simple design of subway tiles goes with most décor and architectural structures. By adding a subway tile backsplash to your kitchen or bathroom countertop for a clean simple look that suits many decorative tastes. iTILE has a variety of tonal subway mosaic tiles which are good to use if you are renovating a holiday home or a house for sale. Or if you are feeling adventurous there are some brighter colour subway tiles that could give any room a bit of character.


2. Use it as a blank slate to enhance other decorative features.

Whether you are using subway tiles for your kitchen or bathroom backsplash it’s the size and shape make a great backdrop for enhancing decorative features such as cabinets, mirrors, lighting, or windows. For example, white subway tiles provide a great background for stainless steel appliances. Don’t limit yourself to your bathroom and kitchen, putting a subway tile backsplash around a fireplace is another effective look. Change things up further by installing the tiles in a non-traditional pattern. This creates visual interest without losing the subway tiles classic appearance.

3. A subway tile backsplash is something you will never regret.

While subway tiles can stand alone, you can expand its potential and your décor ideas by using it with other types of tile and tile accents. Add modern accents to your subway tile backsplash for an “old meets new” theme. You could also install metal accents that coordinate with your appliances or bathroom fixtures. Your subway tile backsplash is a blank canvas, consider adding a strip of mosaic tiles to add a bit of interest. iTILE has a range of lovely mosaic tiles to choose from.

We hope this article persuaded you into wanting to put this popular trend of tiles into your home!