Traditional Green Subway Tile
The underground tile is best known for its use the w green subway tile wall. Traditionally a two by six inch glazed white tile put into a common brick pattern, and was introduce to the world at 1904. White, virtually flat surface and fine lines of high gloss grout coincided with the sanitary requirements of the Victorian period. Given the ease of installation compared to the previously desired mosaics. Durability and ease of cleaning and refined simplicity. It is no wonder that this type of tile did it in the bathroom and home cooking.
Although patterns and designs were more restricted at the beginning of the 20th century, today patterns and designs of tiles are infinite. A tile pattern refers to the way the tile is set. The completion of the grout lines alternated in each row or aligned to create a straight horizontal and vertical visual effect. Today’s tile patterns are only restricte by one’s imagination. The tile books, Internet, and professional provide a wide range of tile pattern possibilities. The design refers to the shape, color or material of the tile. Although the traditional subway tile was two times six inches and most commonly white. Today the underground tile designs include and endless array of colors. They are typically but not limit to three times six inches and can be porcelain. Glass and contain polymers for durability. The tile design today includes patterns or embossing and painted pictures.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of healing. That someone once said this old adage is rightly applie to the underground tile. The landlord may need to upgrade the old and abused subway tile or know how to keep the tile newly installed which looks good for a long time. Tile painting is an excellent way to recondition old, abused and tired subway tile. Professional tile companies refresh are available in most cities. Do it yourself kits are available at most home improvement stores. Regardless of whether a professional is hir or the owner tackles the job only the result is a beautiful and durable. The tile paint can make old tile look new, hide cracks and damage and change the existing color.