Guide to using metro tiles effectively


Throughout the world, metro, or subway, tiles have been incredibly popular and they remain so to this day. They were designed to look like the classic glossy, rectangular, tiles found in the underground stations, but today they are a fantastic and stylish addition to any room. Whether you are aiming for a traditional or a contemporary room, metro tiles can help you achieve your goals. Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to using metro tiles effectively.

 guide to using metro tiles effectively

Brick Bond metro tiles

This is the most common method of using metro tiles, as this mirrors the layout used in the underground stations. This is a fantastic way to tile a traditional style bathroom or kitchen, and can help you maintain authenticity.

Straight metro tiles

Straight tiling is where all the joints are lined up, instead of alternating as they do in the brick bond layout. This is a quick and easy way to create a unique tiling effect that differs from brick bond. This can be perfect for contemporary kitchen splash back areas.

Vertical metro tiles

Most metro tile layouts are horizontal but you can really change it up by using them in a vertical alignment. This is a fantastic option for shower cubicles and tile borders, and can be used alongside more metro tile arrangements.

Diagonal metro tiles

Shake things up totally and lay your metro tiles in a diagonal pattern. This can really personalise your room. In contemporary kitchens and bathrooms, alternating tiling colours is an amazing way to draw attention to the space and create a tiling features. If alternating tile colour isnt for you, why not use a contrasting grout colour to draw attention?

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