Next Stop: Subway Bathroom Tile for a Vintage Look Next Stop: Subway Bathroom Tile for a Vintage Look

Subway style bathroom tile is experiencing a revival. "Subway tile" is a general term for the traditional 2x6-inch tile laid in brick style. Its history can be traced to early 20th Century, when the New York subway became operational. Laid in a standard brick pattern, subway bathroom tile became a standard feature of Victorian bungalows.

New Sizes, Same Colors

White was the pervasive color. By the 1930s, a wide array of colors hit the market. You can get subway tiles in original dimensions and style, but their cost can be prohibitive.

The tile is available in their traditional dimensions, 3x6-inch dimensions, and with rounded edges. Only an expert historian can tell the difference. Subway bathroom tile can lend that vintage look to your house at a low cost.

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