Subway tile backsplash in North VancouverIf you’re looking for a backsplash tile that’s been in style for over 100 years, then you should consider installing ceramic subway tiles. At the turn of the 20th century, subway stations in New York City started to use these white rectangular tiles for their durability and their aesthetic appeal.

The chic yet simple look of these tiles caught on quickly as homeowners started to install them in their homes, especially as backsplashes for their kitchens and bathrooms. Homeowners also have found these tiles great for mudrooms and laundry rooms where moisture can be an issue. Now, Floor Coverings International Northshore can help you determine if subway tiles have a place in your North Vancouver home!

Subway Tile Advantages

  • They have versatile design potential. Subway tiles can be set in a variety of ways to look either classic or contemporary. They now go beyond the traditional 3×6 inch white versions to include rectangles of different sizes and colors.
  • They’re easy to clean. This is among one of the many practical reasons why stain-resistant subway tiles were chosen in the first place. Just a quick wipe or rinse and these tiles can look like new again. This feature makes them especially good to be used as a bathroom tile.
  • They expand your space. If you have a small bathroom or kitchen, installing white subway tiles can help the room look bigger. This is because bright floors and walls reflect light and create the illusion of a larger room.
  • They have a neutral look. This makes subway tiles appealing to many people and easy to match with plenty of interior design styles.
  • They’re heat and water-resistant. Subway tiles are an affordable alternative to expensive stone fireplace surrounds because they can resist heat well. They are also water-resistant so they are excellent for bathrooms and kitchens.

To find out more about subway tiles and to find out if they are suitable for your Vancouver property, contact us. Floor Coverings International Northshore is proud to offer free consultations to local home and business owners!

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