Since tile was so practical and
durable, it became common to use them to face those little coal burning
fireplaces, but with a twist. They were most often made in bright but
muted colors. And since the little coal fireplaces would be overpowered
by such a large tile, they were downsized to a more diminutive 2" x 4"
or 1-1/2" x 6". While some folks cherish the old originals, some think
them garish and yearn for a tile that offers a nod to the past but in
more subtle colors.
We're so pleased to bring you a
selection of subway tiles in historic colors. These are handmade to
order in America by true tile artisans, so please allow 3-4 weeks
delivery time. Each is available not only in the traditional 2" x 4"
size, but in 1-1/2" x 6" as well. While you'll find them just the right
touch for use on your fireplaces, consider them for your kitchen
backsplash and for bathroom projects as well! See how we install them on fireplaces plus a different tile collection here.
For help in planning, there are
16 (1-1/2" x 6") tiles per square foot & 18 (2" x 4") tiles per square foot