Different tiling options for subway tiles

Subway tiles are one of the most versatile and interesting tile options you could select. Whether its your hallway or conservatory, your bathroom, or your kitchen, subway tiles can be used effectively to create a stylish and attractive feature. For walls or floors, these tiles are more than suitable. Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts, and we have produced this guide to the different tiling options for subway tiles.

What are the different tiling options for subway tiles?

Subway tiles can be used in a variety of ways. These include:

  • Straight lay- a simple way to use subway tiles is simply to lay them in a straight lay pattern or layout. This is probably the least visually interesting, but you could add in a different colour border tile to break up the pattern. Or even use contrasting grout colour to pick out the shape of the tiles.
  • Brick bond- one of the most common ways to use subway tiles, is to lay them in a brick bond pattern. With one tile directly over the centre of the join between two tiles underneath. Creating the effect of a brick wall. Whether you lay the tiles horizontally, or vertically, brick bond can be an effective tiling layout
  • Vertical- most subway tiles will be laid horizontally, so laying your tiles in a vertical position is an interesting use of the tiles. And a tiling layout in itself. The tiles will stretch up towards the ceiling, which can draw the viewers eye upwards and make your space seem even bigger than it really is.
  • Herringbone- the herringbone tiling layout involves tilting the tiles to a 45 degree angle, and this creates a fantastic zig zag like effect that can be effective for either walls or floors. You can read more about this tiling layout here.

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