Metro tiles in the bathroom


Metro or subway tiles are rectangular and brick shaped, and have captured the imaginations of interior designers and homeowners alike across the globe. From straight lay to brick bond, metro tiles are easy to use, and can be a great way to add a personal twist to your tiling. However, while they might be common place, they are often underused and unappreciated in the bathroom. Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to using metro tiles in the bathroom.

Choose your tiling layout

When it comes to metro tiles, there are so many possibilities for your tiling layout. Some of these options include:

  • brick bond- this is a tiling layout that lines the tiles to look like bricks in a wall, with the center of the tile above, directly above the join between the two tiles below.
  • straight lay- this is a tiling layout as simple as it sounds. The tiles are literally aligned next to one another either horizontally, or for something more interesting, vertically. This can be perfect when coupled with contrasting grout colours.
  • herringbone- a more unusual laying choice, the herringbone tiling layout follows a 45 degree angle and can make a narrow space seem much wider.

Metro tiles in the bathroom

When it comes to metro tiles in the bathroom you have many options. Some incredible tiling choices we have seen include:

  • a vertical straight lay splash-back feature behind the sink. This was paired with a contrasting grout and it really stood out in a contemporary bathroom.
  • a herringbone layout on the floor and walls of the shower enclosure. This looked incredible as two different shades of tile had been used in an alternating pattern to complement the colour scheme. The shower enclosure became a real focal point for the bathroom.
  • white brick bond metro tiles on a full feature wall in a traditional bathroom. Using black grout really made the tiles stand out and this had the timeless appeal that would also appeal to a contemporary home.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the experts today, here at Tiles 2 Go.