3" x 6" Subway Field Ceramic Tile (5 Square Feet) - Many Glazes Available
Available in many different glaze colors. White and black are usually available to ship quickly, but some glaze colors take 2-6 weeks so please call for lead times. Please note - crackle glazes must be sealed if used in a wet location. Please note this is not returnable, all sales final. The Subway Ceramics collection is produced in Southern California using the original methods and materials as original, vintage subway tiles. Distinguished by a perfectly flat tile surface, pencil-thin grout lines, soft radius corners and coves, and integrated accessories, Subway Ceramics is the ultimate example of form meets function in timeless tile design. Heritage tile offers an extensive portfolio of authentic, historic, and classic tile collections combining the highest caliber of American tilemaking with cultural traditions in ceramics and stone products from around the world. Their exclusive collections are produced to the highest standard of quality and craftsmanship using traditional manufacturing materials and methods.
This product is part of a collection of historically authentic subway tile, moldings, and accessories designed to maintain the pre-war home in its original period character. Subway Ceramics strives to re-establish the design skills and installation craftsmanship required for a new generation of restoration minded architects and contractors; and reinforce an appreciation of our unique American tile heritage and a dedication to preserve historic tilework for the next generation. The field and trim tiles are available in dozens of historically accurate glaze colors to suit every application.
The classic 3"x 6" subway tile continues to be a popular tile choice around the world. Unfortunately, most modern-day subway tile has abandoned the original specification in favor of cheaper and faster manufacturing alternatives. This tile is not as thick as the historic tiles, the surface is not perfectly flat (they have pillowed edges) and they have been fitted with spacers which results in thicker grout lines. Many brands also do not offer the range of trim pieces and accessories that were once standard.
Thats where Subway Ceramics comes in! Our collection adheres strictly to the original 1921 specifications put forth by the Associated Tile Manufacturers. Our manufacturing methods also reproduce those used in the early 1920s, including the use of original machinery and over a dozen hand-made processes. We are proud to be part of the American tile tradition by manufacturing all of our Subway Ceramics in the USA.
Whether you are looking for authentic subway tile for a historic space, or simply want tile that stands the test of time, the Subway Ceramics collection is the option for you. With over 40 historically-inspired tile glazes to choose from, and a comprehensive catalog of shapes, sizes, trim pieces, and accessories, the opportunities are endless.
Please note: Crackle finishes must be sealed in damp locations. The field tile is sold and priced in 5 square foot increments only.
To stand up to the dirt and grime of a bustling, growing city, and to beautify the otherwise gloomy subway tunnels, architects George C. Heins and Christopher Grant LaFarge used a glossy white ceramic tile to protect and decorate the walls of the New York City Subway.