Tile has been used for thousands of years. Think ancient Egypt and Persia. Spain and Portugal made imported decorative tiles to the New World, some of which can still be seen in First Period homes today.
Ceramic tile has become a product that almost everyone can afford. A classic example of ceramic tile is the ‘subway’ tile, which gets its name from tiles used in the New York Subway system. Guild Tile LLC completes several subway tile projects per year as its an enduring style.
In the top picture, you will see a pool-house shower done in a traditional subway tile with door jambs and casings in Carrara marble.
Then in this picture you will see another more modern subway. In addition to having more modern dimensions and not being lugged, these tiles can be purposefully misshapen to create a hand-made look.
Subway tile isn’t all white. In the photo to the right is a grey subway tile with a more modular shape. This type of tile is not factory ‘lugged,’ which means that the tile setter has to set it using spacers. This more than doubles the installation time.
Guild Tile is a local contractor specializing in tile installations.