Subway Tile Backsplash

At the Transworld Tile blog, one of the things we want to focus on is providing our customers with information on the best uses of our wide selection of kitchen tiles. Not only is it important to pick out a style that works best for your San Fernando home, but it is also important to select the right kind of kitchen tiles. Whether you are looking to upgrade your kitchen flooring or swap out your existing backsplash tile, different products work best in different applications. Today, we wanted to highlight a classic kitchen backsplash tile: the subway tile.


In the early 1900’s, New York City’s subway system began using ceramic tiles to decorate train stations. The type of tiles used by the designers created beautiful mosaics against contrasting white backgrounds; the white, rectangular brick tiles are now commonly known as subway tiles. Although still popular with subway systems around the world, the most common use of subway tiles in American homes is for kitchen backsplash tile.


One of the reasons so many kitchens use subway tile is its versatility as well as its ease of cleaning. While a white tile backsplash is most common, other colors such as light blues and light greens are often used to create accents. Additionally, subway tiles in multiple colors can be used to create distinct patterns that will give your kitchen its own unique look.

If you are looking to renovate your kitchen, consider upgrading the look of your backsplash tile with subway tiles. Check out our Project Gallery for some design inspiration, and please contact us if you have questions!

Subway Tile Backsplash