White Metro Tiles are ceramic tiles that are rectangular in shape and feature a beveled or nibbed edge. These tiles spark the Victorian period in one’s mind because, in the early 1900s, the tiles were utilized in the London and New York subway systems. We do not know who invented these tiles, but one thing is certain: the design was a success, and everyone in society admires them. We loved the tiles so much that we could not get enough of seeing them on the street and so we invited the white subway tiles inside our house and gave them different shapes, colors and arrangements to be able to see them on a daily basis. The way metro tiles intersect, stack or gather brings a mystique sense of satisfaction to the viewer that can only be explained by how modern and simple yet shiny these tiles look. This invention met a lot of needs for people back then because it was relatively cheap, fast to manufacture, easy to apply, and provided good aesthetics and functionality. So what are the main features of white metro tiles? How can we include them in our home’s design? Or how would we like to see them in our home?
Choosing Sizes and Position
White subway tiles are usually 4 x 8 inch or 10 x 20 cm in size or but they can be made larger or smaller to fit your needs. Maybe your bathroom is too big and you need large tiles to completely cover your walls, or you want to see cute little tiles in your kitchen or backyard and balcony. The arrangement of the tiles plays a big part in this since some sizes will benefit from certain types of arrangements as we will discuss later, so keep that in mind. You may want to have your wall only half-covered with metro tiles for insulation and cost. Another option would be to use more than a single size in one space to provide a sense of contrast and inquisitiveness.
Play With Layout
Aside from the traditional horizontal layout, perhaps you can arrange your tiles vertically by reflecting the rebellious spirit within you. In this manner, you can confuse others into thinking your room is upright or upside down or even manipulate the sense of space and make spaces bigger than they actually are. We can recommend the double weave layout if you say “I don’t want to cause any confusion, but I like both layouts.” Also, if you do not like any of the other layouts and want more movement, we believe the herringbone arrangement where the tiles are arranged like stairs is ideal. Other options include a basket wave where tiles are grouped into bigger rectangles or a running bond that serves more sophisticated spaces and gives an artwork-like feeling. Some people might use more than one pattern in bigger spaces in order to divide spaces and functions of a single area.
Colorful, Custom Grout
After you’ve decided on the layout, you might be undecided about the grout color. There are a variety of color options available to brighten up your space or give more definition to the layout you have chosen. If you want something other than traditional white you can choose from black, gray, blue, green, brown, or even yellow.If you want a specific color like turquoise, green jade, midnight blue and so on, it’s very achievable since the grout can be basically of any color, the possibilities are endless. Furthermore, the grout can have its own texture where it can be either rough, grainy or even if you want to go into the smallest of details.
Matte Or Glossy
You can choose matte or glossy tiles depending on the area and image you want to convey. But, to begin with, even though glossy tiles show dirt more, they are easier to clean; on the other hand, matte tiles are the polar opposite. When used on the floor, glossy tiles can become slippery quickly, while matte tiles provide a better grip but they are harder to clean and maintain. We recommend glossy tiles for a modern and stylish look in areas that are used often, especially in kitchens, bathrooms and indoors, and matte tiles for a natural and rustic look that can give a living room or a hallway where they won’t catch dirt and provide a distinct atmosphere.
Pattern And Hue
The tiles add modernity to the space with their shiny, polished look and precise corners, however, they can also be used to create a vintage atmosphere, especially when using earthy tones and matte grout. You can easily achieve this by playing with the tones of white and the texture of the tile. Alternatively, patterned tiles can add some fun to your wall without detracting from its modernity. These types of tiles can give a different effect depending on the space they are being used for. Colorful , textured tiles can be arranged like Lego or Tetris tiles that your kids will want to play with and can be suitable for areas like kindergartens, playgrounds and playrooms. Tiles that have a chocolate hue and texture can be very appetizing when used in pastries, and kitchens Lastly, tiles designed like microchips and conductors can be used to decorate science labs in schools and clubs to add to the technical atmosphere of the place.
In a summary, White Tiles have withstood the test of time and have been around for over a century and were integrated into home designs with a bit of a modern twist. Their good reputation comes from their low cost and high quality as a cladding material. You can choose from a variety of options depending on the size and function of the space you want to see the Metro Tiles on and the layout and nature of the space. There are plenty of arrangement options available that can match the atmosphere and your specific desires, and different colors, textures, roughnesses and patterns can be achieved using these diverse tiles.