Subway or metro tiles have long been popular for wall tiling in a range of rooms throughout the home. But one rising trend involves stacked subway tiles. So what are these? And why should you consider this installation layout? Well, here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts, and this is our guide to everything you should know about stacked subway tiling.

What are stacked subway tiles?

Stacked subway tiles are subway tiles that are positioned in a particular layout. This involves stacking each row of subway tiles directly on top of the row below. This is different to the usual tiling layouts for subway tiles, which are usually staggered or positioned in a brick bond layout.

What are the advantages of stacked subway tiling?

There are a number of benefits to installing subway tiles in a stacked layout. These advantages include:

  • Making a statement- This is a more unusual tiling layout for subway tiles and as such this can be the perfect choice for tiling features and splashbacks.
  • Perfect for contemporary spaces- for a contemporary bathroom or kitchen space, stacked subway tiles can be more effective than any other subway tiling layout. This is because the stacked layout is very contemporary, with sleek design and straight lines. This compliments the rest of your contemporary design style and helps to make an effective visual statement. 

Design options for stacked subway tiles

To make the most out of your stacked subway tiling layout there are a number of design considerations you should consider. These include:

  • The colour options- stacked subway tiles can be installed in any colour, or even in a combination of two or three colours. Choosing  the right colours for the space itself is an important consideration, with lighter coloured tiles reflecting the light around the room, while darker tiles offer a more dramatic visual effect.
  • The pattern options- patterned subway tiles can also be effective for stacked subway tile layouts. Contemporary patterns are the most effective choice to pair with the contemporary design overall.

For more information or advice, or to begin shopping for your new tiles, check out what we have in store, here at Tiles 2 Go.