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The Mesh Mounted Subway Tile Advantage

Installing Subway tile on mesh is the easiest way to go:

If you are starting a project using subway tile you may wonder if you should buy it with mesh backing or without it. All our glass 1×2, 1×4, 3×6 glass subway tile comes mounted on a mesh backing. Subway tile on mesh backing makes installation so much easier than simply installing single subway tiles.

Sage Green Glass Subway Tile

Sage Green Glass Subway Tile

The most important thing to know with installing subway tile is that if you are installing single tiles you need to use spacers for every tile when mounting them on the wall. However when you use subway tile on mesh you only have to use spacers on the edges of the 12 square inch pieces that are shipped to you. So simply put, you space between sections not individual tiles. Not only does this save time by not having to space every individual tile but money as well since you will use less spacers. Other than that installing subway tile on mesh is the same process as installing subway tile without the mesh. Most professional tile installers who call to ask about our products will ask if our subway tile is on mesh. This is because subway tile on mesh is by far the preferred method of installation. Not only is it easier for spacing but because there is no room for spacing errors since the mesh has it spaced out for you already. This eliminates costly re do’s of poorly installed tile and makes sure that you get that clean look you want when installing subway tile.
There are always those who prefer installation the other way though. Subway tile on mesh should not deter anyone who wants to install this way. Simply pull the tile off the mesh backing to install this way. It takes no time at all and gives you the freedom to cut individual pieces if needed. All in all, subway tile on mesh is the way to go when buying tile. You have the freedom to do what you please and the ease of not have to space every individual tile unless you want to. For more information on installing subway tile visit this link: how to install subway tile

 


Glass Subway Tile Showers

Installing subway tile in showers is very popular these days. Many people are in love with the way subway tile brightens up their shower and softens the lighting in their bathroom. If you have ever gotten into a subway tile shower you will not want a regular tile shower again. Subway tile showers look shiny and clean and wash down easily. Subway tile showers can go with any hardware, silver, chrome, brushed nickel, or the like. Subway tile is so versatile, which is why it has been a popular choice for showers for many years and will continue to be for years to come.

Often you will see white or grey subway tile showers in many updated homes. Often people who install subway tile in their shower will also use it as a backsplash for over their sink as well. Glass subway tile showers go well with any wall colors as they tend to reflect the colors that surround them. If you like this look in a shower you can get it easily by tiling the shower yourself. Here are some installation instructions for glass subway tile if you are interested in doing the project yourself.

The look of subway tile showers is very modern. However since subway tile showers have been around since the 1920’s it can also give a classic look. Since subway tile has been popular for over 90 years we would say that if you put in a subway tile shower you should feel safe that it won’t go out of style anytime soon. The use of subway tile for showers is here to stay! If you like this look and are interested in seeing some more subway tile showers check out these images.

 


Subway Tile Bathroom Backsplash

Tired of your dark bathroom? Use subway tile in your bathroom backsplash to brighten it up. This versatile product is one of the most popular bathroom products. From ceramic to glass, our subway tile has been used in bathrooms in many ways. Some popular ways to use subway tile in a bathroom are in the shower, on the walls, as a backsplash for counters, and even behind and around the toilet. There are a few popular types of Subway tile that are used in the bathroom backsplashes, glass and ceramic. While glass is more modern and reflects the colors around it, ceramic is more classic and generally cheaper as well. Both are great options for a bathroom.

The Glass Subway Tile Bathroom Backsplash:

Glass Subway Tile Bathroom Sink Backsplash with Sage Green Glass Subway Tile

Our most popular Subway tile for bathrooms backsplashes is our glass Subway tile. It is a huge trend in bathrooms and looks amazing in almost any space. Our most popular colors for glass subway tile in bathrooms are white, smoke, and ocean. Glass subway tile is great for bathrooms because it reflects the light and surrounding colors so it will brighten up and modernize any bathroom space. A subway tile bathroom backsplash will brighten up your sink and bring a modern feel to any bathroom. Subway tile bathroom tiles can be used to cozy up a bathroom by using warmer colors like champagne or khaki. If you like an ocean effect use some of our blues in a bathroom such as cobalt, sky blue and glacier. Really any color of glass subway tile will work in a bathroom depending on your taste and existing decor.

Ceramic subway tile was very popular in the 20’s and many people who restore homes love to use our ceramic tile to restore bathrooms in vintage fashion.. White or black is a good choice for this type of restoration. Even mixing those two colors will make a bathroom look vintage but updated as well. However you can also give your bathroom a modern feel with ceramic by simply modernizing the rest of the bathroom and including a ceramic subway tile bathroom backsplash. Ceramic tile is so versatile it can really be used in many bathroom spaces. Many use it for showers and walls. I have even seen it used to cover the entire bathroom in a smaller space. It is not as reflective as glass so you will really see the stark white pop when you put it in your shower or bathroom space, while glass will soften the lighting and reflect the surrounding colors. A ceramic subway tile backsplash is a very traditional use for a subway tile.

 


Going Modern with a Stainless Steel Backsplash

When looking for a new backsplash your choices can become very overwhelming. There are so many types to choose from! One of the most popular backsplashes these days is a stainless steel backsplash. Not only does it give your kitchen a sleek modern look but it easy to clean and install. Stainless steel backsplashes have been popular in professional kitchens for a long time. Some of the reasons for this are because it does not scratch easily, it looks clean all the time and completely stain resistant.. For the same reasons many people are using stainless steel backsplashes in home kitchens today. Many people also decide to mix stainless steel with other tile mediums as well. This kitchen pictured below is an example of this. It is a beautiful combination of a glass subway tile and stainless steel backsplash.

Stainless steel backsplashes are also popular in other areas of the home like bathrooms, and laundry rooms. Many restaurants use stainless steel backsplashes in their restrooms as well. The product is so versatile that it can even be used in offices and professional spaces. Our stainless steel backsplashes come in different cuts to fit the look of any home or professional space.

Stainless steel backsplashes are a perfect option for those who are looking to match their appliances with a portion of their kitchen. A popular place to install a stainless steel backsplash is behind the stove. Many people put it only there and others choose to extend it to the rest of their kitchen backsplash as well. It is a simple matter of preference as it looks great either way.

Installing a stainless steel backsplash is really simple and can be done over a weekend. It is an easy DIY project. You will need to rent a wet saw if you don’t own one to cut pieces if needed. Other than that you can buy everything you need at the local home store for very little money. This product will last such a long time and will spruce up a kitchen for very little money. Installing a stainless steel backsplash will make a huge difference in the appearance of a home, Don’t hesitate to ask us any questions if you need help with your project.

 


Installing Glass Subway tile on mesh is the easiest way to go!

If you are starting a project using subway tile you may wonder if you should buy it with mesh backing or without it. All our glass 1×2, 1×4, 3×6 glass subway tile comes mounted on a mesh backing. Subway tile on mesh backing makes installation so much easier than simply installing single subway tiles.

The most important thing to know with installing subway tile is that if you are installing single tiles you need to use spacers for every tile when mounting them on the wall. However when you use subway tile on mesh you only have to use spacers on the edges of the 12 square inch pieces that are shipped to you. So simply put, you space between sections not individual tiles. Not only does this save time by not having to space every individual tile but money as well since you will use less spacers. Other than that installing subway tile on mesh is the same process as installing subway tile without the mesh. Most professional tile installers who call to ask about our products will ask if our subway tile is on mesh. This is because subway tile on mesh is by far the preferred method of installation. Not only is it easier for spacing but because there is no room for spacing errors since the mesh has it spaced out for you already. This eliminates costly re do’s of poorly installed tile and makes sure that you get that clean look you want when installing subway tile.

There are always those who prefer installation the other way though. Subway tile on mesh should not deter anyone who wants to install this way. Simply pull the tile off the mesh backing to install this way. It takes no time at all and gives you the freedom to cut individual pieces if needed. All in all, subway tile on mesh is the way to go when buying tile. You have the freedom to do what you please and the ease of not have to space every individual tile unless you want to. For more details check out our “Glass Tile Installation Instructions

 


Need some fresh Kitchen Backsplash Ideas?

The illusive kitchen backsplash can be overlooked by so many and yet is so important to the overall look of a kitchen. A lot of people are smart enough to know that in order to get a complete kitchen you need to think about your kitchen backsplash. A kitchen backsplash can change the look of your kitchen overnight. There are so many kitchen backsplash ideas, where do we start? Well you are in the right place to get some kitchen backsplash ideas.

The first kitchen backsplash idea is of course the gorgeous glass subway tile. This versatile tile will brighten up and kitchen and give a kitchen backsplash a shiny modern twist to it. So many people looking for kitchen backsplash ideas stop here at this beautiful option.

There are those who like the look of stainless steel tile in a kitchen backsplash. This popular choice is often complemented with glass subway tile additionally. When in need of kitchen backsplash ideas, make sure you check out the look of stainless steel. It will turn any kitchen into a masterpiece!

Kitchen backsplashes are a matter of taste. We have some of the best kitchen backsplash ideas in our photo gallery. If you need to update your kitchen backsplash and don’t know where to start, check out our site and explore the many options. All our tile is stain resistant, easily cleaned, and durable.

To see more kitchen backsplash ideas go here: Kitchen Backsplash Picture Gallery

 


The Multiple uses for White Glass Subway Tile

White glass subway tile has so many uses in today’s home. It doesn't stop in the home either. Many professional environments including kitchens, lobby’s of offices, and hospitals also sport this pretty white glass subway tile. Whatever your need for wall tile, our most versatile product would have to be white glass subway tile. Many people think of white subway tile in older homes built in the 20’s and 30’s. This was pretty standard for this time period to use white subway tile and even the 40’s and 50’s. While it can certainly be used in this way white glass subway tile can also be so much more.

Today white glass subway tile has taken a modern turn; used in everything from kitchen backsplashes to bathroom walls and showers, white glass subway tile looks beautiful in almost any setting in any home or professional space. It tends to brighten up a space as it reflects light. It also acts as a bit of a chameleon reflecting the colors that surround it. This makes it very popular because if you change your wall color, the tile does not need to be changed. It will look amazing with any wall color and melt into the background perfectly for any environment. You can even mix this with other tiles like stainless steel or other colors.

You just can’t go wrong with white glass subway tile. Its uses are boundless and can give a cozy or modern feel to any room. White glass subway tile is by far one of our customers’ favorite tiles because of how versatile it is. Whether updating your bathroom or remodeling a period kitchen, you can use white glass subway tile in almost any environment to give your space a pretty feel.

 


Easy and Affordable DIY weekend projects with Glass Subway Tile

Many people may not realize how many areas of their home can benefit from an easy weekend project with our glass or stainless steel tile.

The most common and one of the easiest uses for our tile is backsplashes. Many people tend to only consider redoing a kitchen backsplash but neglect to notice how their bathroom vanity or even the wall behind their bar can benefit from some additional styling!

Some very easy projects to accomplish would be:

These projects can easily be accomplished without any training or previous skills in a weekend and all with a budget generally around $200!

To see how easy installing our products can be take a look at our Glass Tile Installation Video!

To see some of the creative ways our customers have used our subway tile products take a look at our glass tile photo gallery!

 


Different Sizes of Subway Tile: Mini Subway to Large Subway Tile & More!

Not only does Subway Tile come in a wide array of materials but there is also a large selection of different sizes available. The choice for one size over another could be due to personal visual preference, room size, type of project or even architectural requirement.

Standard, 3” x 6” Subway Tile

The “standard” size for glass and ceramic subway tile is 3” x 6”. This is the size that was used in the subways of New York during the 1950’s. Ceramic tile was used then but has since been eclipsed by the popularity of Glass due to the many benefits glass offers including a more contemporary look, zero water absorption and increased durability and longevity.

Standard subway tile is great for almost any size room and is typically used as kitchen backsplashes, wall accents, in showers and pretty much anywhere else glass or ceramic is used.

Mini Subway Tile

While technically anything smaller than 3” x 6” could be considered mini subway tile, the most common size is 1” x 2” subway tile. The smaller size opens up a wider range of material options including of course glass but also stainless steel as well.

Mini subway tile can be used in any of the same applications as standard or even large glass subway tile but is especially great for small areas as well as border or accent strips in backsplashes, showers and more. Mini subway tile is almost always sold in interlocking, mesh backed sheets for quick, easy installation.

Large Subway Tile

At Subway Tile Outlet you will also find we carry large glass subway tile in the 4” x 12” size. This size can again be used anywhere glass is normally used but is most commonly found installed in larger areas such as shower walls. Our large glass subway tile comes in individual 4” x 12” sheets, three of these sheets compose one sq. ft.

 


Glass Tile Trim and Edging

Here at Subway Tile Outlet one of the most common questions we receive is whether it is necessary to have trim, bullnose or other edging pieces for our glass subway tile. The answer is a definite “no”!

We have been selling our high quality glass tile products for over five years and have never carried any trim, bullnose or other specific edging materials in glass. The reason for this is because our glass tile has a slightly beveled, finished edge that makes specialized trim pieces obsolete. Not needing trim or edge pieces keeps the cost of your project down while ensuring that measurements and installation are a breeze!

Take a look below for some picture examples with explanation of how the edge was created without specialized trim. For even more examples take a look at our Glass Tile Edging Example Gallery!

Another great shower project here showing the finished, factory edge of our Ocean Glass tile on the outside. No glass edging necessary!

In this beautiful kitchen backsplash you can see on the right side how the edge was done without trim. After the tile is cut it is rotated so that the factory edge faces outward so that the tile ends with a smooth, clean look.

Hopefully the pictures above will help to solve some of the confusion and mis-information surrounding glass tile edging. If you or your contractor have questions about how to edge out or otherwise finish a project you are working on please don’t hesitate to Contact Us!