About Subway Mosaics

Building on the years of expertise passed down by masters of tile work, Subway Mosaics encourages creative expression. For centuries, mosaics around the world have depicted intricate patterns, historic scenes, or breathtaking landscapes. From 4th century Greece to the 1920s New York City subway, mosaic work depicts imagination and creativity.

Classic hexagon tiles are just the beginning. Using a variety of small tiles, Subway Mosaics create timeless patterns that tell a story. Reminiscent of the 1920s and 30s, Subway Mosaics showcase unique designs of the era and still pair well with modern day finishes for everyday use. Producing top quality materials with startlingly accurate detail, Subway Mosaics are for designers that enjoy playful patterns with a traditional edge. 

From standard unglazed molds to classic marble tile, there is no end to the design possibilities Subway Mosaics provide. Mosaic work is often seen on traditional bathroom floors but also shown in designer-worthy kitchen backsplashes and eye-catching restaurant layouts. We pair mosaic work with traditional subway tile. The crisp subway style offsets the detailed pattern work of Subway Mosaics.

At Heritage Tile, we manufacture Subway Mosaics to the original tile specifications of the 1920s. This includes classic mouldings, trim pieces, and ceramic accessories with unlimited glaze options. Mosaics can be adjusted to fit any room in your house or commercial project. Our inspiration comes from a desire to preserve the heritage of authentic American tile. 

Not only is the integrity of your home important to us, but so are the materials used to produce these tiles. Subway Mosaic made-to-order designs help maintain a vintage character in your home or public space. Subway Mosaic tiles are 100% manufactured in the USA. Contact our design team today to see how Subway Mosaics can add a beautifully detailed final touch to your space.


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Bring Vintage Character To Your Space

Bring charm to your home or commercial space with stunning mosaic work. By adding detailed mosaic wording over your breakfast nook, or transforming your restaurant into a Parisian cafe, you’ll transport yourself (or your customers) into another world. Browse our gallery of Subway Mosaics for even more inspiration for your next project. 


Design Solutions

Need help figuring out the intricacies of your mosaic project? We offer cohesive design solutions that meet our clients’ passion for authenticity, distinctiveness, and aesthetics. Whether you are an architect, interior designer, contractor, or homeowner, our experienced team of tile professionals are here to support your efforts.

Design Consultation

Sometimes, it takes a little more effort than just having an inspirational picture. Our dedicated Subway Mosaics team is available to help refine your vision by recommending color, shape, and pattern combinations that will complement your space and maximize results, giving you a unique and inspiring installation. Mosaics really shine in the details, and we are committed to helping you create your dream space.

Custom Tools

If you have a uniquely-shaped room or a custom project that needs envisioning, we’re here to help. If your project requires a larger canvas to imagine your vision, we offer professional computer-generated design drawings as an additional visual resource. Custom samples or strike-offs can also be provided prior to finalizing your order.

Historical Authenticity

All Heritage Tile collections connect you to a time and place that is authentic to your period home or your architectural style. Subway Mosaics in particular are rich in historical representations. We can provide you with information about what makes your authentic tile selection so special. In turn, we hope you’ll take pride in sharing that story with others.

Aesthetic Curation: Bungalow Series

Bungalow tile is the light-hearted, fun-loving friend of Subway tile and it shows in design. Offering a creative feel to design is what Bungalow tile does best. Our Bungalow series is the epitome of soft coziness steeped in the authentic tradition of the Arts & Crafts...

Aesthetic Curation: Atomic Series

To add a youthful exuberance to any space, explore the Atomic Subway Tile Collection. This high energy relief tile and color palette transforms the original subway tile into a mid-century modern masterpiece.The Atomic Subway Tile Collection extends our timeline to the...

The Chelsea Market: A Look Into the Past

Restoring historic spaces to fit modern uses makes for both an exciting project and a great responsibility. When we took on the project of restoring and updating New York’s Chelsea Market, we made sure to use authentic materials and timeless designs. The Chelsea...

Aesthetic Curation: Subway Series

Subway tile is the classic older sibling to all of our other Subway Ceramics lines. The authentic subway tile is timeless, beautiful, and most importantly buildable. These old standards are the perfect authentic material to act as the base for a redesign of any...

The BMB: A Historic Gateway

Every once in a while, we get a rare glimpse into the past. Our most recent opportunity presented itself through the Battery Maritime Building in Brooklyn. This building stands at the foot of South Street on the East River and was originally designed as a ferry port...

Updating the Classic Aesthetic

It’s everywhere. From bathrooms to restaurants, bars to foyers, subway tile is a staple of design. The traditional three inch by six inch tiles lend a classic look to many spaces, but that’s not where the subway line ends. We've taken a long-standing classic for a...

Aesthetic Curation: Streamline Moderne Series

Streamline Moderne tile is characterized by pastel tile that feels quaint and comfortable in period homes. With light fields and darker horizontal trim, the Moderne collection is both striking and easy to work with in large spaces like bathrooms, kitchens, and common...

Aesthetic Curation: Cottage Tile Series

Charming and cozy, our Cottage tile series is one of our most friendly, comfortable tile looks and a personal favorite. These glazes and tile patterns add a warm feel to any space. The Cottage style was prominent in the 1920s to 1940s. It reflects a simpler time in...

Aesthetic Curation: Art Nouveau Series

The Art Nouveau series is not for the faint of heart. These bold tiles are created from the color palette and glossy finish historically used in the Paris Metro stations. This intense and exciting series is perfect for those looking for a daring and classic addition...

Gwyneth Paltrow Gives AD a First Look Inside Goop’s New Retail Space

It may come as a surprise to some that Goop—Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle brand which launched in 2008—has yet to open a permanent store. After all, the company, which started as a weekly email newsletter and later expanded into a full-blown website, has expanded to...


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