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Subway Tile

Why Choose Subway Tile?

Subway tile is glazed ceramic tile that is rectangular in shape, traditionally 3-inch X 6-inch. It gets its name from the look of the New York City subway system's tile. This type of tile is rectangular, thick, low-fired, and glazed white,  though it comes in a variety of sizes for home use.

This type of tile is an incredibly popular option for your home. It's used a lot in bathrooms and kitchens and can give you space a clean, crisp look. Subway tiles are traditionally white and usually arranged in a 50% offset. That means that the middle of the tile aligns with the edges of the tiles above or beneath it. Of course, this can also be personal preference and a one-third offset and a one-fourth offset are often used too.

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Understanding Grout Options

Grout is a type of cement that is used to fill the space and provide support in subway and all tile joints. There are two types of grout commonly used in home installations: Portland cement based and epoxy based. Both grout compounds may have sand added to provide additional strength to the tile joint.

Grout can be pigmented to give a nearly infinite range of colors. Pigment is added to the cement at the job site when the grout is mixed. Grout color and thickness will change the appearance of the floor and room dramatically. Using a white or light-colored grout highlights the color in the tile but can also look very striking with white subway tile. Choosing a dark grout with a light tile, or a light grout with a dark tile will emphasize the geometric pattern of your layout.

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Tile Care

By following these care guidelines, your new tile can stay attractive for many years.
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Tile Installation

Being ready for your tile installation will make the entire process go more efficiently.
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Tile Trends

Each ceramic tile style and trend has its own characteristics and performance capabilities, which you'll ned to consider.

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