|The design classic Metro tiles are popular in the UK and came to prominence in the early part of the 20th century after they were used in the underground stations, which is where they take their name from (the Metropolitan line was opened in 1863). Subway tiles are also extremely popular in the USA, and similarly came to prominence when white ceramic tiles were used in the New York subways – hence both the names.
As with many design classics, Trend Group have just updated their version with a modern twist in their new Subway collection. Subway offers metro chic with a selection colours and pattern choices which can be used in any room.
Subway is available in the traditional brick format and Trend have added a contemporary look this iconic tile with their hand-crafted glass mosaics and Italian flair for design. The Trend Subway range has natural shading variations, along with gentle furrows or smooth liquid glass finishes which can be alternated producing iridescent textures. There is also an option of matt or mirror backed finishes corrugated or smooth.
Subway tiles are made from up to 75% recycled glass and are ideal for anyone wanting to add a stylish reinvented classic to any room with endless options; from bathrooms to kitchens as well as fireplace surrounds, or commercial use in restaurants.
In the Subway collection you can choose from Amber, Bronzite, Diamond, Honey, Noir, Onyx, Opal and Pearl and they are available in 7.5 x 15cm (3″x6″). Subway Mirage select from Amber, Bronzite, Diamond and Onyx are also available in a mirror backed finish on the reverse and are known as Subway Mirage, these are usually used as accents.
Subway is hand cut from Trend’s exquisite Karma through-bodied coloured glass, which is reminiscent of stained glass church windows. Karma is formed by hand into large sheets, the process of folding and tempering creates deep lines within the body of the glass, giving rise to natural veining. This reflects the painstaking work that goes into making Subway tiles and a sign of true Italian craftmanship.
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