Metro Wall Tiles were used for the first time in New York’s subway line; it was originally inaugurated with this tile lining the walls of the tunnels. More than a century later, it is a decorative icon among coatings. Subway tiles have been present in homes since then, both in retro and more current styles. Today it remains a trendy tiling both in its pure form and in updated versions.
Today, one of the most trending solutions in wall interior design is when designing kitchens and bathrooms. The metro tile allows recreating environments of a rustic kitchen within a modern kitchen design or a cozy and pleasant minimalist bathroom. For this, it is widely used worldwide.
Visually, the metro tile differs from other tiles not only because of its format but also because it is a beveled metro tile. A finish that characterizes it for its beveled shine, and that enhances the luminosity in all the spaces, even if it is a matte Metro Wall Tile.
The aesthetics of the metro tile for a wall is characterized by being a small-format tile. The most frequent measurements are usually 7.5×15 cm, although 10×20 cm tiles are also usually sought, even there are 30 cm tiles. Its most frequent use is as wall cladding because its low resistance to scratching makes it not recommended for floors or pavements. Bathrooms with subway tiles, thanks to their varied range of colors and their brightness, accentuate the luminosity more effortlessly than with other styles of tiles. Today, it is one of the most fashionable tiles, and they are one of the most demanded by designers and interior designers due to their urban, retro, and rustic aesthetics that they bring to rooms.
Another advantage of the Metro Wall Tile is that depending on the way the tiles are laid; they can achieve different visual and spatial effects of the environment. Among the most used options is the coating only on the middle of the wall. This arrangement with a good selection of wall colors, and perhaps a way of laying the tiles in a different way than the traditional one can give a very attractive air to the spaces that attract a lot of attention. Furthermore, metro tiles are easy to install, and they can also be flipped on the wall to modernize the style.