Subway Tile Wainscoting Puts Bathrooms on the Right Path

Subway Tile Wainscoting Puts Bathrooms on the Right Path

Wainscoting was designed hundreds of years ago in a union of form and function to improve the look of a room when protecting the bottom half of the walls out of dirt and damage. It has since evolved to suit different architectural styles and spaces. Today board and batten, beadboard and tile would be the most prevalent forms, with subway tile proving to be the smartest program choice for bathrooms.

Subway tile wainscoting is equally decoratively charming and practical. In linking tile to tile (wainscot to floor), a tight, water-sealed seam is made, significant in toilet applications. Tile wainscoting may also act as a backsplash or tub surround in these areas. As history has shown, rectangular, tightly grouted tile partitions are sanitary and durable. They are guaranteed to charm in both renovated spaces and new structure.

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Tile wainscoting is perfect for baths due to the tight seam made.

Leslie Saul & Associates

Carrara marble subway tiles are an alternative to ceramic.

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The lines of this batten and board walls along with the lines of the subway tile wainscoting produce a bathroom.

Goforth Gill Architects

Pratt & Larson tile wainscoting acts as a backsplash for the pedestal sink inside this extensively remodeled bathroom, part of an early 1900’s Tudor-style residence.

Whitefield & Co, LLC

Arctic white subway tile by Daltile with silver grout by Mapei re-creates the original charm of the Philadelphia bathroom.

TRG Home Concepts

Subway tile wainscoting is a decorative alternative to monochromatic walls. In this historical Haddon Heights, New Jersey, bathroom, white porcelain subway tile wainscoting and Strong Suede painted partitions contrast contrast each other.

MANDARINA STUDIO interior design

Using tile wainscoting as opposed to beadboard in the toilet is a fantastic way to complement the tile lining the shower.

Clay Squared to Infinity

Historic-reproduction subway tiles suitably line the walls enclosing this freestanding claw-foot tub.

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