Sleek and versatile, subway tile has been improving spaces since 1904, when it made its first appearance in a New York City subway. Originally chosen for its durability and ease of maintenance, this classic tile continues to be very popular with St. Paul homeowners, and for very good reasons:
- Subway tile’s simplicity allows it to fit well in any space and with any design scheme, from modern to traditional to mid-century.
- Subway tile comes ready-to-install in nearly any color you can dream up.
- Colored grout adds another dimension of interest to this wall covering that helps homeowners achieve a customized, unique look.
- Subway tile can be installed in a variety of patterns, including a traditional running bond to the more intricate herringbone.
- Originally designed to reflect lots of light in dark subway stations, subway tile is great for lightening up any space.
Subway Tile Is an Affordable Option That Yields Big Results
Typically less expensive than natural stone, brick or glass, subway tile is an economical choice for backsplashes, showers and more. Because tiles are small and lightweight, they’re easy to manipulate, which makes installation a breeze. This leads to cheaper installation costs as well. And when professionally installed, subway tile can easily last the life of your home, making your kitchen or bath feel brighter and cozier and upping the resale value of your home.
Subway Tile Cleans Like a Dream
Forget using expensive and abrasive cleaners to keep subway tiles looking new. A simple soft sponge and white vinegar solution are all you’ll need to keep tiles looking bright and to keep that signature reflective surface. This combination is aces for brightening dull grout and for removing mildew stains as well. Simply mix a combination of one-third white vinegar to two-thirds water to get the job done.
When you’re ready to purchase tile for your shower or backsplash in St. Paul, give subway tile a go. You’ll love the look, feel and performance of this versatile option. Call Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake today to schedule a free consultation!
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