Subway Tile Backsplash

Want to try a new look for your kitchen backsplash? This subway tile look is both stylish and classic, adding a gorgeous trend to your house. There are a ton of ways to style subway tiles. One of the easiest ways to mix up your kitchens design is by laying your backsplash in a fun, unique pattern, such as the herringbone and chevron design. Feel like a pattern will be too busy? Just ask us about adding a "window" of any pattern of your liking against a straight across tile design. There are many backsplash designs on websites such as Pinterest and Houzz that could provide you inspiration and unlimited ideas. 

Another way to spice up your kitchen's backsplash is to ditch the basic white tiles and add a pop of color. By adding a colored subway tile, this will become the focus point of your kitchen. It will add a cheery accent that will compliment any cabinets and appliances you own! Why stick to one color when you can have a variety of different hues of the same color? For example, a mixture of light and dark blues will pair perfectly with white cabinets! Want to add a bold statement piece to your kitchen? Multiple stripes of complementary colored subway tiles are a one-of-a-kind look. 

To add a bit of interest, add a contrasting grout to a white tile, such as dark grey, brown, or even black. A bonus of having dark grout is that it hides any dirt. If you're doing a glass subway tile look, use a Mapei Flexcolor 3D ready-to-use translucent grout with an "iridescent effect" finish. 

Subway tiles price at $3.99 per square foot and up. The most common and popular size is a 3"x6". But by using 2"x8" or even 4"x12", it can help create a feeling of continuity. Larger tiles also means less grout lines! Some pros about subway tiles are that they're easy to clean, and make your kitchen seem larger than it is by taking the tiles all the way up to the ceiling. 

It is very helpful to bring in pieces of your existing kitchen such as cabinets, color schemes, and pictures so we can find exactly what you are looking for! We can offer assistance for the do-it-yourselfer, recommend a contractor, or we offer our in-house installation services! We offer installation service in neighboring towns such as West Haven, Milford, Trumbull, Orange, Stratford, and other towns in New Haven and Fairfield County. Just come into Carpet & Tile by the Mile to check out our large range of tiles or go to and shop our online store.