Subway tile in HonoluluModern, trendy home décor is not always easy on the wallet. Hardwoods with specialty finishes, one-of-a-kind natural stone, and other popular flooring options can cost you a pretty penny. Subway tile is an exception, however.

Subway tile has become increasingly trendy and works well in both new and older homes. Best of all, the classic white ceramic variety is a very affordable choice for Honolulu homeowners. Our Floor Coverings International Oahu experts often recommend subway tile for bathroom and kitchen projects since it is so versatile and low-maintenance.

About Subway Tile

Subway tile debuted in the underground train tunnels of New York City in the early 1900s. These original tiles were glazed white ceramic rectangles, 3×6 inches in size. Now, the original white subway tiles are a popular choice in homes across the country, but there are plenty more styles to choose from, such as glass tiles and tiles with colorful glazes.

The simple design of subway tile makes it ideal for almost any room in the house, and it blends well with a variety of home styles and décor. Choose the original white ceramic tile for a classic look, or use different colors and shapes to create a unique design.

Subway tile is easy to clean and maintain, and its size makes it ideal for backsplashes and shower areas. Ceramic tile will stand up to most everyday activity. It resists stains, does not require sealing, and will wipe clean with a sponge and a basic cleaner. Though it may not have the same luxurious feel as natural stone, it is significantly easier to maintain. To ensure your subway tile looks good and lasts for a long time, make sure you choose a high quality grout to go with it.

To get a free in-home estimate on subway tile, just give us a call! Floor Coverings International Oahu serves homeowners in the greater Honolulu area.

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