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What are the Best Ways to Decorate your Kitchen with Subway Tiles?

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Subway tiles are one of the most popular tiling solutions for the kitchen. These traditional tiles offer a surface finish that is highly versatile and durable, being simple to clean and maintain. Subway tiles are also available in a vast range of materials, colours, and finishes while also offering you the flexibility of creating a number of exciting designs as you experiment with these beautiful kitchen tiles.

Kitchen Floor Tiles

Subway tiles have traditionally been used on the kitchen walls to create a splashback or decorative feature wall. Thanks to modern tile manufacturing techniques, certain collections of subway tiles can now also be used as a durable kitchen floor tile solution, allowing you to introduce a modern pattern and finish to your overall kitchen design scheme.

Axel Collection_Kitchen Tiles

The Axel collection includes a combination of classic neutrals as well as modern colour options. These porcelain tiles are made in Italy and can be used as either a floor or wall tile solution in the kitchen.

Small format floor tiles can be used effectively in rooms of varying size however, they do often look best in smaller or medium sized kitchens as their size will sit perfectly in proportion to the room’s dimensions.

Decorating your Kitchen Island

Due to their small format, subway tiles can easily be used to clad your kitchen island as a means of adding texture, pattern and colour to your design scheme. Thanks to the immense strength and durability of wall tiles, they will provide the added benefit of acting as a hard surface finish that is simple to keep clean and maintain, protecting your breakfast bar from scuffs and marks.

Biscuit_3D Subway Tiles

The exciting Biscuit collection includes a range of 3D patterns and colours to choose from, making for an excellent choice in creating the perfect decorative feature for your kitchen island. Our Richmond Tiles store houses a large display of various 3D tiles that can be used to clad a kitchen island to create a unique decorative touch.

There are many exciting options available to choose from with 3D subway tile varieties being one of the most popular solutions as their shape, form and texture turns your kitchen island into a bold statement piece. You can also opt to enhance the 3D effect of these feature tiles by installing LED strip lighting beneath your breakfast bar’s benchtop overhang. This will cast a direct light onto the tiles and accentuate the raised surfaces for a dramatic finishing touch in your design!

Mix & Match Tile Shapes

A modern take on the traditional subway splashback tile, mixing and matching different shapes to create a pattern will add a strong element of interest in your kitchen design scheme while complementing the balance of your selected materials and finishes. Combine the traditional rectangular shape of subway tiles with a simple square tile for a modern interpretation of this timeless look to create a dramatic touch in your kitchen design scheme.

Bala_Handmade look Subway Tiles

Our elegant Bala Porcelain Tiles offer the look and feel of a traditional handmade tile in a durable porcelain material. The collection is available in two different formats (square and subway tile) that can be used individually or combined to create a distinct look in your kitchen design scheme.

This technique will of course work best when combining traditional shapes such as squares and rectangles that will comfortably tie in together. It is important to note however that it is always best to select tiles from the same collection to ensure a uniform finish. Your intended tile layout should also be properly communicated to your Tiler so the information is reflected in their quotation. Oftentimes you will notice that various tile layouts can attract a slightly higher price tag in terms of labour costs as more attention to detail and more time will be required to create the perfect look.

3D Effect Feature Wall Tiles

As a result of modern tile manufacturing techniques, you will find exciting new collections available that create a wonderful 3D effect in your design. These tiles use a combination of raised and lowered surfaces to create a stunning play on light and shade, offering a dramatic touch to any interior design scheme. 3D effect subway tile solutions can be used in the kitchen to add an element of interest and texture in the space, especially when used to create a feature wall. Tiling a blank wall within your kitchen, dining or living space provides a luxurious finish in the home that is strong, durable and incredibly simple to keep clean and tidy with a simple wipe down.

Martino porcelain tiles

The Martino Porcelain Tiles combine traditional subway tile design with a modern 3D effect, adding a wonderful textural element to your kitchen design scheme. The collection includes a selection of five different nature inspired colours that will perfectly complement any kitchen colour palette.

Due to their small size and classic rectangular shape, subway tiles can be used to create a range of different patterns. Whether you are including subway tiles in your kitchen as a flooring solution, as a splashback tile or in other decorative solutions, there are many creative different layout styles you can choose from. These include the traditional brick bond and herringbone tile layouts as well as more modern styles such as the stack bond or vertical offset layout.

Creating Subway Tile Patterns

Due to their small size and classic rectangular shape, subway tiles can be used to create a range of different patterns. Whether you are including subway tiles in your kitchen as a flooring solution, as a splashback tile or in other decorative solutions, there are many creative different layout styles you can choose from. These include the traditional brick bond and herringbone tile layouts as well as more modern styles such as the stack bond or vertical offset layout.

subway tiles_layout

Thanks to their small size and classic shape, subway tiles can be used to create a number of tile layout styles, from the traditional brickbond or herringbone tile pattern to more modern styles such as the basket weave and vertical or diagonal offset patterns.

Due to their immense popularity, you will find many different options available in subway tile collections from durable porcelain or ceramic wall tiles, natural stone options, handmade solutions and plenty more. Using the balance of your kitchen colour scheme as inspiration, you can create the perfect complement to your home’s interior using any variety of decorative subway kitchen tiles! Our team at Perini Tiles can guide you through our extensive collection in our Richmond tile store, recommending the very best solutions to fit your design style.