If you’ve been scanning the Internet lately for design tips and interior ideas, chances are you’ve seen subway tile as a prominent fixture in kitchens and bathrooms. There’s no doubt that subway tile has catapulted itself as one of the hottest design trends of 2017 and beyond. The question is – why is subway tile so popular? Our flooring experts at Floor Coverings International Huntsville answer that question and more below.
Why is Subway Tile so Popular for Kitchens and Bathrooms?
Subway tile is hugely popular in kitchens and bathrooms for its fantastic combination of beauty and durability. Whether homeowners opt for white tile or any other color combination, subway tile is striking for its clean and simple look. More adventurous homeowners can even get wild with various color patterns. Call our experts at the number below or browse our product gallery to explore some of our options.
Wait – What About the Durability?
Ah yes, subway tiles are extremely durable and can last several decades. They are made of ceramic tiles and will hold up incredibly well to the wear and tear of regular moisture in a kitchen or bathroom. Those bathtub splashes or constant kitchen splatters are no match for the stain resistant composition of subway tile.
Where Did Subway Tile Originate?
This is an easy one to answer. Subway tiles sprang up in the New York City Subway Stations in the early 1900s. The tiles were created for the same reasons used today (beauty and durability) and are still as synonymous with New York Subways as the subway cars themselves.
Can I Install Subway Tile Myself?
Technically, you can. However, we don’t recommend self-installation unless you’re the second coming of Bob Vila or Chip and Joanna Gaines. It can be especially tricky to fit tiles into a specific space. And when you consider things like cutting the tile and grout laying, it’s much easier, safer, and wiser to have a professional do the installation. You won’t regret it!
Getting more excited about subway tiles for your next kitchen or bathroom project? Give our experts at Floor Coverings International Huntsville a call at the number below for more subway tiling tips. Also note that we offer free in-home estimates and design consultations to residents of the Huntsville and Madison County areas. We’re your one stop shop for all things flooring!