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Ceramic subway tiles were first used in New York City in 1904. The 3-inch by 6-inch glazed white tiles were chosen because they were durable and easy to clean. People loved their clean, glossy look and soon began using them in their kitchens and bathrooms. Now more than 100 years later, the subway tile is still popular. Tiles with the original crackled glossy look are still available, but so are more modern styles.
Tiles come in a variety of colors, finishes, sizes and edge treatments. Prices range from $2 per sq. ft. to $50 and up per tile. Ann Sacks is one of the high-end designers who offer subway tiles.
Wood tiles have been a popular choice in creating a retro-design for those restoring older homes. Flux Studios Fortis Arbor wood mosaic tiles are made using bamboo scraps and are assembled with low-VOC adhesives making it a 'green' solution for a bathroom or kitchen remodel.
Wood tiles handcrafted from solid bamboo, teak and rosewood can be used in virtually any interior application with limited water exposure. Fortis Arbor wood mosaic tiles are a great alternative to the usual ceramic tiles. Each tile is cut by hand, and the materials are harvested through partnerships with furniture makers in which Flux Studios collects off-cuts and cast-off wood pieces. Fortis Arbor Grout was developed specifically to move with the natural expansion and contraction of Fortis Arbor wood tiles. It allows for maximum performance and easy installation of wood tiles.
The colors of this Bellavita H Line series of tile resembles the famous sultry Hollywood look of the smoky eye make-up trend. Deserves a look at for sure!
There are seven solid colors plus three blends finished with a high gloss. The blends and highlights of this upscale mosaic would add depth and definition to a modern kitchen remodel.