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Subway Ceramics

Subway Ceramics

Subway Ceramics celebrates over a century of traditional American tile. Ceramic trim pieces, unique subway tile sizes and elegant glazes each recreate a specific time and place, from the historical surfaces of the New York City subways and Paris Metro to the post-war Atomic age. It is a complete and authentic solution for subway tile.

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Our inspiration comes from a desire to preserve the heritage of authentic American tile. Subway tile was first found predominantly in the train stations of New York City and eventually found its way into homes and public spaces in the late 1800’s through the mid-1900's. The tile originally became popular because it was considered to be clean and sanitary, and has since become a classic style around the world.

Made in America, the Subway Ceramics collection is manufactured to the original subway tile specifications and standards of the 1920's. This isn't your mass produced subway tile, instead our manufacturing process involves handling each tile by hand multiple times, giving it the historical significance and a vintage quality that is seldom seen today.

The collection includes classic moldings, trim pieces, and ceramic accessories in over 40 glaze options. Each piece has been created as part of a comprehensive tile system that provide luxurious surfaces, sleek radius curves, pencil-thin grout lines and intricate details.

The glazes in this collection are divided into five glaze series, each inspired by a historic style of architecture.

The glaze series

Subway Tile

Subway Tile

Reproduces the classic Victorian-era colors in a deep, translucent, crackle finish. Use as a simple accent in a white field, or create a lavish surface when used as your field glaze.

Bungalow Tile

Bungalow Tile

This palette features a soft, satin finish and hues steeped in the Arts & Crafts tradition. Colors are inspired by the chinaware sinks and ceramic accessories of the time.

Carreaux du Metro

Carreaux du Metro

Subway tile, Paris style. Combine these rich glazes with faceted bevel field tile, cap and base moldings, liners and trim tiles to achieve the style of the Parisian Metro.

Cottage Tile

Cottage Tile

This palette features a stained satin crackle glaze finish that harmonizes perfectly with any interior in the Cottage style. Quintessentially charming!

Moderne Tile

Moderne Tile

Inspired by the late art deco style, these glazes are ideal for subway tile installations in Streamline Moderne buildings and spaces.

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144 N Oak Park Ave
Oak Park IL 60301
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