When it comes to picking tile for your home, you can never go wrong with a classic. Subway tile is an incredibly versatile tile that can be used throughout your home to achieve a timeless design, no matter your interior design taste!

With the help of different grout colors, laying patterns, grout joints, colors, and finishes, there is sure to be a subway tile design that will best suit your unique design personality. 

In today’s blog, we’re breaking down five subway tile variation examples that showcase the diverse design possibilities of this tile option. Let’s dive in!

Vertical: This vertically laid tile with light grout and dark tile brings contrast to the room, creating a modern feel. Vertical tile makes an eye-catching statement while giving the illusions of taller walls and higher ceilings. Pictured here as a backsplash, the usage of the vertical tiles makes the counter space feel taller and more spacious. 

Dark Grout: The usage of dark grout with a lighter tile will add contrast and interest to any room. When picking your tile color and finish, don’t forget to consider the color of the grout. The color of the grout can really make a tile design pop! This example of a classic running bond tile design is finished with dark grout for a pop of neutral contrast.

Horizontal Herringbone: If you consider yourself a sucker for classics, this is the style for you! This style can be found in traditionally styled rooms but works just as well in modern and contemporary designs. This design is perfect for accent walls and tiled floors to add texture, dimension, and personality.

45-Degree Herringbone: This design consists of tiles set at 45-degree angles with offset joints while hitting the centers of adjoining tiles. The 45-degree herringbone style creates a classic look with a unique twist! This design style draws the eyes up, down, and around the perimeter of the room. Since this design keeps the eyes moving, it’s perfect to use throughout smaller spaces to make rooms feel bigger.

Diagonal Stack: This design is best utilized in smaller rooms to make them appear larger while adding interest to the space. Diagonally stacked tiles can be perfect for bolder spaces to create a statement design.

These tile design examples are just scratching the surface of the tile opportunities for your unique home! 

At The Tile Stone & Gallery, we specialize in a variety of hard surfaces that you’ll need throughout your home during your next build or remodel. We have tiles for every budget and design vision you can imagine. We also have a team of professionals that have been carefully hand-selected to provide installation services, no matter what tile design fits your style.

Swing by our De Pere showroom, today!