Re-Thinking Subway Tile

August 10, 2017

When most of us think about subway tile, we picture a solid white tile, laid like brick. It’s basic. It’s clean. It’s simple. Some might say “ho hum”. But what if you could kick that “ho hum” up a notch without losing the clean, simple look of a subway tile? You can! There are so many patterns a standard 3” x 6” subway tile looks fabulous in!


Here are a few options besides the standard running bond (brick lay) we’re all so used to seeing:



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Not only are these options gorgeous alone, but combining them can make a lovely accent or detail. Perfect for a framed decorative area over a cooktop, a bar sink, or even an entire shower wall.

Our favorite resource for tile, DalTile in Manassas, has a gorgeous showroom with tons of great examples of subway tile design options. Source:


Which ones do you like best?


 1. Glass Herringbone Pattern

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2. Stacked Subway Mosaic  

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3. Mosaic with Subway Border  


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4. Subway Tile with Mosaic Border 

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If you live in the Northern Virginia area and you’re interested in a free estimate, or would like to know how Lensis Builders, Inc. can make your home even better, give us a call at 703-367-8999 or fill out a short contact form. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next project, visit our Pinterest page. 

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