Metro Tiles

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Metro tiles are named that way because they were first used on the walls of metro, or subway stations in Paris and New York. From 1904 to 1914, the now-famous beveled white tiles were also chosen for their effective reflection of ambient light in the Paris underground, leading to the name 'metro' tile, which we use in South Africa today. They’re a popular choice for creating a retro look in your home and now come in a range of different colours including glass tiles.

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Monochromatic bathrooms are timeless. Create your own version of this look by mixing black and white metro tiles with mosaics, checkerboard patterns and black and white encaustic patterned tiles. Tiles, Glass Tile, Monochromatic Bathroom, Tile Patterns, Metro Tiles, Black And White, White Patterns, White Tiles, Checkerboard Pattern

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Monochromatic bathrooms are timeless. Create your own version of this look by mixing black and white metro tiles with mosaics, checkerboard patterns and black and white encaustic patterned tiles. #trendingdesign #home #homedecor #monochromatic #bathroom #blackandwhite #metrotiles

Top design tip for glass mosaics! Use white grout for added shine and glamour. The lighter colour grout also highlights the colour of the metro tiles, rather than dulling them. Glass, Tiles, Light Colors, Glass Tile, Ambient Lighting, Metro Tiles, Mosaic Glass, Colours, Grout Color

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Top design tip for glass mosaics! Use white grout for added shine and glamour. The lighter colour grout also highlights the colour of the metro tiles, rather than dulling them. #Metrotiles #LuxeLiving #design #bathroom #tiles

Classic white metro tile paired with glass mosaic metrol tiles. Use with white grout to highlight the running brick pattern. Glass, Brick Patterns, Tiles, Glass Tile, Ambient Lighting, Metro Tiles, Mosaic Glass, White Tiles, Brick

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Classic white metro tile paired with glass mosaic metrol tiles. Use with white grout to highlight the running brick pattern.

Mosaics bring metro tiles to life in a mixture of textures. Here two colours of wood-look tile are combined with a glass metro tile for a modern twist on the traditional look. Retro Interior, Glass Metro Tile, Black Interior Doors, Interior Tiles, Decor Magazine, Metro Tiles, Wood Look Tile, Doors Interior, Home Goods

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Mosaics bring metro tiles to life in a mixture of textures. Here two colours of wood-look tile are combined with a glass metro tile for a modern twist on the traditional look. #TileTips #KnowYourTiles #TrendingDesign #Metro #Subway #Tiles #Mosaic #Woodlook #Glassmosaic

Embrace the simplicity of a white metro tile to bring more light into smaller bathrooms, creating space. Design Trends, Tiles, Create Space, Glass Tile, Small Bathroom, Ambient Lighting, Metro Tiles, White Tiles, Trash Can

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Embrace the simplicity of a white metro tile to bring more light into smaller bathrooms, creating space. #TileTips #KnowYourTiles #TrendingDesign #Metro #Subway #Tiles

Contrast glossy black metro tiles with white grout to highlight the running brick pattern to perfection. Design Trends, Subway, Brick Patterns, Tiles, Glass Tile, Ambient Lighting, Metro Tiles, White Tiles

Black metro tiles

Contrast glossy black metro tiles with white grout to highlight the running brick pattern to perfection. #TileTips #KnowYourTiles #TrendingDesign #Metro #Subway #Tiles

For a different take on the Metro tile trend, use glass mosaics in a metro design. For a different take on the look, install them vertically instead of the traditional horizontal pattern. Design Trends, Glass, Glass Metro Tile, Tiles, Glass Tile, Tile Trends, Ambient Lighting, Metro Tiles, Mosaic Glass

Glass metro tiles

For a different take on the Metro tile trend, use glass mosaics in a metro design. For a different take on the look, install them vertically instead of the traditional horizontal pattern. #TileTips #KnowYourTiles #TrendingDesign #Metro #Subway #Tiles #Mosaic #Glassmosaic

Classic white metro tiles installed in a running brick pattern are a timeless look in any bathroom. White makes the perfect background for towels in the season’s latest colour. Bathroom Shower Walls, Tiles, Trendy Bathroom Tiles, Small Bathroom Remodel, Tile Bathroom, Bathroom, Rustic Mirrors, Painting Bathroom, Tile Installation

Classic white metro tiles

Classic white metro tiles installed in a running brick pattern are a timeless look in any bathroom. White makes the perfect background for towels in the season’s latest colour. #Metro #Subway #Tiles #TrendingDesign #Livingcoral #Pantone2019

Modernise the look of a traditional metro tile by installing them in a herringbone pattern.

Metro tiles in herringbone pattern

Modernise the look of a traditional metro tile by installing them in a herringbone pattern. #TileTips #KnowYourTiles #TrendingDesign #Metro #Subway #Retro #Herringbone