“So, whether you’re wanting an ice white bathroom tile to match your silver-plated shower door and fashionable nobs or prefer a steaming gloss black, the undulated surfaced subway tiles will meet the extremes.”
Many wondrous inventions and works of art were spawned at the turn of the 20th century. To the long list Heins and LaFarge’s subway tile was no exception. With Heins and LaFarge being major participants in the Arts and Crafts Movement, a simple ceramic motif would never suffice their plans for beautification when designing the now infamous subway tunnels of New York City.
The men wanted something that would not only withstand the mysteries of the underground world, but showcase the alluring artistry that was the Victorian era for generations to come. Thus, subway tile was born.
Now the New York City subways are not only a cherished icon for local city dwellers, but an attraction for even the toughest traveler. An attraction which can be appreciated for its imaginative style and coarse resistance to stain and germ absorption. The walls that adorn the New York City subways are filled with not only the famous small rectangular designed tiles, but accented with mosaics creating a most colorful montage of graffiti.
It’s no wonder why the acclaimed glazed tiles have accelerated their way into consumers’ homes advancing the ordinary into, yes, the extraordinary. With their color permanence and density, they’re an ideal choice for a sunny kitchen back splash or for the homeowner with a hygiene conscience bathroom.
So, whether you’re wanting an ice white bathroom tile to match your silver-plated shower door and fashionable nobs or prefer a steaming gloss black, the undulated surfaced subway tiles will meet the extremes.
It’s density makes it a perfect choice for the kitchen in absorbing the flying dough from your mixer while making granny’s cookies without absorbing the mess. Even selected in a suede gray design, a back splash will emphasize the sleek sheen of any stainless steel stove and have even the most conservative of design enthusiast’s guest oohing and awing.
Overall, the tiles bring a sense of regalness to any consumers’ room without costing them a king’s wage. Subway tiles will soon become your home’s most functional art piece.
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