Utilitarian, classic and timeless, it’s no wonder that metro tiles are one of our best sellers at Miles of Tiles. Their small size means they will fit any space from a cloakroom to a bathroom, and they offer great versatility for different laying patterns. From simple to creative, let’s look at some ways to use these tiles in your home.
Metro Tiles In The Kitchen
The original use of metro tiles was in urban underground train stations, hence the name. These tiles lent themselves well to these potentially claustrophobic environments as their high glaze reflected light. They were then adapted for use in domestic settings and they soon became a popular choice for kitchens in particular. Our Metro Gloss tiles are the epitome of the classic white metro tile with their distinctive bevelled edge. These ceramic tiles will look fantastic in your kitchen in the popular and classic ‘running’ brick bond layout, where one line of tiles is laid out in a straight line and the following is slightly offset.
Adding Style To A Small Space
Downstairs loos may not be high on your list for tiling, especially when you consider the fact that most tend to have just a small splashback above the sink. Buck this trend by tiling the space entirely with metro tiles. With these small, standalone rooms, you don’t have to worry about complementing any surrounding décor, you can just go wild and embrace your colourful side! The bright red of our Metro Rojo Gloss tiles can be laid in a vertical pattern to bring originality, colour and style to a space that is often neglected.
Transforming Your Bathroom With Modern Metro Tiles
Our Karma range showcases the natural evolution of metro tiles, a modern small format tile with luxurious deep tones and a characteristic undulating surface. These tiles are best suited to a bathing space, and the deep tones of Karma Green will provide a beautiful backdrop for relaxing soaks. Their small size has practical elements too, allowing them to be laid around bathroom furniture with as few tile cuts as possible. Laying this option in a herringbone pattern will increase the allure of these tiles, and doing so with dark grout will not only bring the splendour of these tiles to the forefront but also help to protect against any visible discolouration.
If you have any questions about metro tiles, please feel free to get in touch. You can give us a call on 01926 312777, or if you’d prefer you can fill in our contact form. Our team will be more than happy to help.
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