Dark Green Shaker with Wolf Hob inset in an Iroko worktop and metro tile splashback


Metro tiles – the modern classic

Metro tiles seem to be everywhere at the moment, from domestic settings to commercial projects the classic style is thoroughly modern. The style has very humble beginnings, originally a white gloss bevelled edged tile used in prisons and hospitals as it was very easy to maintain and cheap to produce.

The origins of metro tiles

The name originates from when it was used originally in the underground system in London, the Metro in Paris and the subways of New York. Metro tiles are distinctive 3” x 6” rectangular tiles in white and you can still see them in many underground stations around the world.

metro tiles


The classic or industrial look

The beauty of the metro tile is its versatility – it can be used for a classic or traditional look in kitchens and bathrooms with beautiful crackle glazing adding real authenticity.

metro tiles in a kitchen

Create a contemporary, retro or industrial look with coloured grout and modern furnishings.

If you’d like to add metro tiles to your kitchens and have any questions about it, get in touch with our team, and we’ll tell you more about this modern classic.


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