Subway tile is THE I see in the homes I tour each week. I do love the simplicity of the individual tiles themselves. I do love the contrasting off-set pattern that the grout makes. But...they are subway tiles. Subway stations in New York City do indeed have these tiles but... I wouldn't want them in my kitchen or bathroom.
I realize the decorators and homeowners spec'ing these tiles are not thinking like I am about this. I just am amused about how the tiles went from the grit of New York to the fine homes and restaurants that I see them in all the time.
What do you think?
This is what I think of when I think of subway tile - probably my home is the last place I would want to connect with this.
Sarah Rothschild, Realtor & Architectural History Nerd.