Clay Squared to Infinity
Artists & Artisans
Subway Tile Shower traditional-bathroom

Subway Tile Shower

Historic reproduction Subway tile for the walls and Unglazed porcelain hexagons for the floor. – There is no glazing or any other coating applied to the tile. Their color is the same on the face of the tile as it is on the back resulting in very durable tiles that do not show the effects of heavy traffic. The most common unglazed tiles are the red quarry tiles or the granite looking porcelain ceramic tiles used in heavy commercial areas. Historic matches to the original tiles made from 1890 - 1930's. Subway Ceramic floor tiles are made of the highest quality unglazed porcelain and carefully arranged on a fiber mesh as one square foot sheets. A complimentary black hex is also in stock in both sizes and available by the sheet for creating borders and accent designs.
Subway Ceramics offers vintage tile is 3/8" thick, with a flat surface and square edges. The Subway Ceramics collection of traditional subway tile, moldings and accessories.
Photos by Sarah Whiting Photography
Tile setter Hohn & Hohn Inc.

This photo has 10 questions

January 24, 2015
mbuzzer wrote:
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Clay Squared to Infinity
The spacing is 1/8" grout joints. Custom Building Products name is Natural Grey #9.
1 Like    Bookmark   January 25, 2015 at 9:53AM
Sign Up to comment
April 7, 2013
zrodda wrote:
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Clay Squared to Infinity
The floor is slightly sloped to allow the water to drain.
1 Like    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 8:38AM
Sign Up to comment
April 2, 2013
aurorasur wrote:
Where did the gray Greek key accent come from? Price PSF?
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
I am dying to know this too. I've searched and found nothing like it.
    Bookmark   September 6, 2013 at 6:06AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Home depot has them! I used them in my master bath and they're gorgeous! (They have the corners too)
2 Likes    Bookmark   September 14, 2013 at 12:16PM
Sign Up to comment
October 28, 2012
diynewbie_sf wrote:
Do you mind telling me what tile you used? - Curious what the subway and hex brands are. Thanks!
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Clay Squared to Infinity
Both the floor and wall tiles are from Subway Ceramics. We offer a sample program where you can get 5 samples for $12.75. Contact our showroom from 11 - 5 Monday - Saturday and we can get you some if you would like.
1 Like    Bookmark   October 28, 2012 at 2:43PM
Sign Up to comment
October 19, 2012
kfnelson wrote:
What color is the grout?
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Clay Squared to Infinity
We recommend to our clients to use a Natural Grey just like the period and that is what they used in this installation.
    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 12:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Hello, this is a beautiful bathroom. Do you happen to know the specific brand and color of the grout that was used with the subway tiles ? It would be greatly appreciated.
    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 6:58AM
Sign Up to comment
July 29, 2012
dorotheej wrote:
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Custom Home Planning Center
to many variables to give an answer I design my bathrooms as wet rooms with all floor areas going to a linear wall drain so it doesn't matter.
    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 8:31AM
Sign Up to comment
July 29, 2012
susannahlynn wrote:
What size are the subway wall tiles? What is the difference between the bottom row of wall tile and the rest?
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
These appear to be like most subway tiles which come in a standard 3x6" size. The row at the bottom is made of 6x6 tiles, which they added kind of like a baseboard.
    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 7:02AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC.
Here is another shot of this space.
Subway Tile Shower · More Info

The piece at the bottom is called a base cove and is curved at the bottom and acts as a base moulding. The field tile is a 3x6 with a flat, black pencil liner as a "belly band" around the space. Just a detail. Nice design, it looks classic. Hope that helps. Charmean Neithart
    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 7:09AM
Sign Up to comment
August 24, 2013
brwdog wrote:
Could you please share the dimensions of this wonderful shower stall.
April 25, 2013
mekons wrote:
Can you kindly tell me the brand/model of shower/faucet etc? - Nice work!

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Jennifer Blakely added this to Bathroom Ideas
21 hours ago
Tile floor and shower enclosure
birdnerd59 added this to birdnerd59's Ideas
on Monday
Floor tile with border Subway tile shower
Martha Gunlock added this to Traditional bath
last Saturday
subway tile= broken up with black deco
catemee added this to 1011 Master Bath
February 14, 2015
slobbers added this to bathrooms
February 14, 2015
shower with subway and hex.
abbylgray added this to abbylgray's ideas
February 13, 2015
Chair rail return - bad
jnhawkes added this to Bathroom
February 4, 2015
nate likes this
Allison Nestor added this to bathroom - tile and grout ideas
February 2, 2015
Double shelf. Grey grout
khay5020 added this to Bathroom Ideas
January 30, 2015
johnc1211 added this to johnc1211's ideas
January 28, 2015
open shower, nice!
dmdennin added this to Bath
January 26, 2015
Greek Key border pattern on floor. Don't really like the plain appearance of the shower
sheldoki added this to sheldoki's Ideas
January 25, 2015
ofeliaalberto added this to ofeliaalberto's ideas
January 24, 2015
Tile work
juliedrew added this to bathroom
January 24, 2015
acspaude added this to acspaude's Ideas
January 21, 2015
tile floor
perez55 added this to bathrooms
January 21, 2015
Glass less shower good materials for our project
gardnerwill added this to Kids Ideas
January 18, 2015
master shower
resiakg added this to Bathroom Ideas
January 18, 2015
Double shower hand and heads, no curb
Steve Strenja added this to ensuites
January 17, 2015
tile base and mosaic floor
rreese9000 added this to 2528 bathroom
January 16, 2015
niche style
lilsaint32 added this to Bathroom Ideas
January 14, 2015
efficiency idea for 3rd floor bath
ktjt added this to kmturk06's Ideas
January 13, 2015
Black and white tile shower
bevdeea added this to bevdeea's Ideas
January 11, 2015
erinmulqueen added this to Kids Bath
January 7, 2015
black line
sueandbobjohnson added this to Bathroom Ideas
January 4, 2015
like floor tile design
ellis22b added this to Kitchen
January 3, 2015
hmrichmond added this to Bathroom Ideas
December 23, 2014
mellika added this to master bath
December 17, 2014
Greek key tile
sacajawea added this to bathroom
December 15, 2014
Pablo Lomeli added this to Pablo Lomeli's Ideas
December 14, 2014
Black trim line
sheartsb added this to SLC
December 10, 2014
light gray grout
tistou added this to condo bathroom
December 10, 2014
I want this.
mstagg added this to mstagg's Ideas
December 6, 2014
tkbumsted added this to FINAL MASTER BATH
November 30, 2014
our shower bench will be black marble...
shannonlang17 added this to shannonlang17's ideas
November 29, 2014
Infinity shower
rosemarym66 added this to new bathroom
November 27, 2014
no enclosure
arhine47 added this to Bathroom Ideas
November 25, 2014
Tile and cubby
young100 added this to bathroom
November 24, 2014
black and white tile combo
jenniecole added this to Bathroom
November 18, 2014
shower head
mmeredtih added this to Bath room
November 17, 2014
kishwarjaffer added this to Baths
November 11, 2014
jolyfr added this to jolyfr's ideas
November 4, 2014
awimsett added this to Bath Laundry Combo
November 2, 2014
wall inset handheld shower
jennmarozas added this to Kids Bathroom
October 31, 2014
wetroom, Clay Squared unglazed off white subway 3x6, unglazed hexagon floor tile
raei added this to raei's Ideas
October 31, 2014
gregggeary added this to Bathroom Ideas
October 26, 2014
Greek fret key pattern
hotzewright added this to hotzewright's Ideas
October 17, 2014
Vicki Prescott added this to BATHROOM
October 15, 2014
Wonderful tile
boywithtwelvestars added this to Bathrooms
October 13, 2014
Caroline Kelly added this to decorating ideas
October 13, 2014
natural gray grout color
ccdlopez added this to ccdlopez's ideas
October 12, 2014
courtbosnort added this to courtbosnort's Ideas
October 11, 2014
Jessica Sigl added this to Kitchen
October 11, 2014
Natural grey grout
adambshane added this to adambshane's Ideas
October 9, 2014
bharvieux added this to Bathroom Ideas
October 9, 2014
Tile floor that continues into the shower.
melrose9 added this to Bathroom
October 6, 2014
Black pencil trim and greek key border
alliewess26 added this to alliewess26's Ideas
October 4, 2014
shno27 added this to shno27's Ideas
September 27, 2014
Grey grout
sandychung added this to Bathroom Ideas
September 25, 2014
tile trims
ekandersen added this to ekandersen's Ideas
September 23, 2014
Key pattern
Vicki Potroz added this to vicki_potroz's ideas
September 19, 2014
art deco floor
sailnmuffin added this to Bathrooms - Tile
September 17, 2014
doorless shower example #6 - xlnt tile job throughout BA
tamorahm added this to Bathroom
September 11, 2014
Floor tile pattern
Brian Fong added this to Brian Fong's Ideas
September 9, 2014
Tile floors
emkay2 added this to Bathroom
September 7, 2014
keala added this to Bank's Master Bath
September 6, 2014
subway ceramics - white tile with light gray grout greek key trim
stafele added this to Bathroom Ideas
September 3, 2014
Greek key tile. Read info
Natalie Massé added this to Bathroom Renovation Features
September 3, 2014
Chelsea Clarke added this to Bathroom ideas - tile-shower
September 2, 2014
shower and tile border
sallyroberson added this to Bathroom
September 2, 2014
floor, tub, subway
landarchhist added this to barndo
August 29, 2014
Shower with no door
velene added this to Bathroom
August 26, 2014
simports added this to simports's ideas
August 12, 2014
Bathroom tiles
kbarratt added this to 1920"s house
August 6, 2014
Fred Vrugteveen added this to Main Floor Bathroom
August 4, 2014
barrier free shower
nataliexdean added this to Bathroom Ideas
August 1, 2014
niche with marble
janethudd added this to shower
July 31, 2014
msf535353 added this to Bath Ideas
July 27, 2014
tile floor
abqpeterson added this to abqpeterson stone and tile
July 26, 2014
black chair rail tile
lisa2100 added this to bathrooms
July 23, 2014
Sanlong Microcrystal Stone Co. Ltd. added this to Liked Ideas
July 21, 2014
We have the white tiles and mosaics.
scott67 added this to Bathroom Ideas
July 20, 2014
tiled shower area with integrated shelves - both wall and floor tiles are unglazed porcelain
ltulloch3 added this to Bathroom Ideas
July 14, 2014
Interiors Of Dunwoody added this to bathroom renovation
July 6, 2014
Hex floor tile with light grey grout
Candace Ravis added this to pool bath
July 2, 2014
niche shelf
Robin Pettri added this to robin_pettri's ideas
June 29, 2014
garrism1 added this to Bathrooms
June 28, 2014
Greek key pattern
j_vincent added this to j_vincent's ideas
June 27, 2014
Trim tile line
jacquiporter added this to Master Bath
June 24, 2014
no shower door
kgrady2 added this to Grady Basement Bathroom
June 21, 2014
Shower tile. Glazed vs unglazed. what is the difference?
scottinig added this to Bathroom Ideas
June 14, 2014
no threshold shower, tile design
fortify2014 added this to fortify2014's Ideas
June 12, 2014
tambrand11 added this to bathroom
June 12, 2014
open shower?
rkshaw added this to rkshaw's Ideas
June 11, 2014
Tile floor
Amanda Corder added this to master bath
June 10, 2014
Thin black line
pingen16 added this to Master
June 9, 2014
Shower and tile
maureenriggs added this to Bathroom
June 9, 2014
jnevill added this to jnevill's Ideas
June 9, 2014
Shower drain
Mandy added this to full bath
June 8, 2014
Black and white tile
beardl1230 added this to Dees bathroom
June 6, 2014
Nice tiles
ripiti added this to laundry room
June 5, 2014
tiled cubby for shampoo
Neila Smith_Dorfman added this to bathroom remodel ideas
May 25, 2014
subway and hex tile, Natural Gray grout
kammy2550 added this to kammy2550's ideas
May 22, 2014
Design for tat
kmoxie added this to Bathroom
May 20, 2014
shelf floor
kmoxie added this to Bonus room
May 20, 2014
garyjay1946 added this to garyjay1946's ideas
May 19, 2014
Tile trim mid room
wanderbird added this to powder room
May 16, 2014
evaevangelist added this to master bath
May 15, 2014
Gray grout no shower door
gisele51 added this to gisele51's Ideas
May 12, 2014
Shelf has subway tiles in it
rnvovo added this to Shower
May 11, 2014
floor tile
knba1234 added this to knba1234's Ideas
May 6, 2014
round the corner
Abby Freibert added this to Bathtubs
May 6, 2014
Border tile in shower?
aprilself added this to aprilself's Ideas
May 5, 2014
Tile shower
stevenjmiller added this to Bathroom Ideas
May 5, 2014
No shower door enclosure
Terry Berg added this to Bathroom
May 4, 2014
anniereese added this to Bathroom
May 3, 2014
redpugs added this to Bathroom Shower
May 1, 2014
top of shampoo boxes is too high
shelley1950 added this to shelley1950's Ideas
April 28, 2014
Shower and tiles. Needs a seat.
jacquiedonn added this to Bathroom Ideas
April 27, 2014
floor, tile
breadstickacresremodel added this to breadstickacresremodel's Ideas
April 21, 2014
Downstairs bath
Scott Lawrence Photography added this to Basement
April 20, 2014
Good open shower
abrake19 added this to abrake19's ideas
April 14, 2014
Scott Clawson added this to LG Condo ideas
April 13, 2014
porpoise added this to Bathroom Ideas
April 12, 2014
Shower tile
hroesch added this to hroesch's Ideas
April 11, 2014
Heidi Rempel added this to bathroom
April 10, 2014
tile, wet room bathroom
lsparti added this to lsparti's Ideas
April 9, 2014
Tile border
Leslie Bryant added this to leslie_bryant1168546's Ideas
April 6, 2014
Like the floor
Carey Armstrong added this to bathroom reno
April 6, 2014
leeharwell added this to leeharwell's ideas
April 5, 2014
cool marble shelf
lkm96h added this to Kitchen
April 3, 2014
Ednan Bajwa added this to Bath
March 30, 2014
sae207 added this to Martin Master Bath
March 28, 2014
zondeparis added this to bathrooms
March 25, 2014
subway tile natural grey grout color
wswd added this to Bathroom
March 24, 2014
Natalie Geremia added this to natalie_geremia's ideas
March 23, 2014
Jenna Hepburn added this to Bathroom Ideas
March 20, 2014
Midway black trim
jkmickelson added this to Retro
March 19, 2014
Retro tile
christophersanson added this to homepolish
March 19, 2014
Floor mosaic. Built-in niche. Old school NYC feel
dashmomo7 added this to dashmomo7's ideas
March 18, 2014
jamesj82 added this to tradition
March 17, 2014
Shower tile
pentland101 added this to master bath
March 17, 2014
joestudnicka added this to Basement
March 17, 2014
Subway Tile Wall Wrap
Amy Helfinstein Dimon Buono added this to bathroom -upstairs
March 17, 2014
tile floor design and built in shower double shelf
willkappel added this to willkappel's ideas
March 16, 2014
Black border but wider
Margaret Murray added this to Master Bathroom
March 16, 2014
Walk-in shower.
toonie2 added this to Bathroom
March 13, 2014
narueal gray grout
abbajwa added this to bathroom
March 12, 2014
thejellylady added this to Bathroom Ideas
March 12, 2014
Hex and Greek looking tile
lisaspector added this to kids/guest bathroom
March 10, 2014
tile border
lac115 added this to masterbath
March 3, 2014
I like border on floor
jpaji added this to bathroom
March 1, 2014
Lighter grout
earthmama59 added this to Master Bathroom
February 28, 2014
Vintage cool.
elajca added this to Roll in Showers
February 28, 2014
Short wall?
hotcoff33 added this to hotcoff33's ideas
February 24, 2014
Tile border for entry to B St house
luckywolfe added this to Bathroom Ideas
February 24, 2014
love the open shower / no door
minkymunky added this to minkymunky's Ideas
February 24, 2014
prudencem added this to prudencem's ideas
February 22, 2014
Inset shelving square floor pattern
xata added this to xata's ideas
February 19, 2014
penny round accent for shower floor
shazzathomas added this to shazzathomas's Ideas
February 19, 2014
Maria Bishop added this to maria_bishop2098's ideas
February 16, 2014
I'm in love !!
gollymissmolly added this to gollymissmolly's ideas
February 15, 2014
Open Shower Concept. Love the Deco Border!
cynthiagatien added this to cynthiagatien's ideas
February 15, 2014
looks that
Ola Szaczkus added this to Bathroom Ideas
February 10, 2014
kafelki na rancie
Charlie Konsor added this to Bath - Upstairs
February 9, 2014
Unglazed tile. Also like the edge detail. Might do that. And maybe a row of marble in the middle.
svelys added this to svelys's ideas
February 9, 2014
billiebowman added this to Bathroom Ideas
February 8, 2014
love the floor
cleining added this to cleining's ideas
February 7, 2014
guest bath
dawnjg added this to dawnjg's ideas
February 6, 2014
Drain on floor!!
jbwharton added this to bathroom
February 6, 2014
Black strip and inset
Elaine Gregston added this to elaine_gregston's ideas
February 2, 2014
Floor border
michikofjeld added this to Master bath
February 1, 2014
Tiled shower
Lindsey Tyson-Green added this to 1930
February 1, 2014
Hexagon floor tiles and shower
maureenmanasquan added this to maureenmanasquan's ideas
January 30, 2014
subway tile plus shelf
mott2btarro added this to master bath
January 29, 2014
Floor detail
ninhasimms added this to ninhasimms's Ideas
January 26, 2014
amyduss added this to bathroom
January 26, 2014
chiodo added this to c bathroom
January 26, 2014
rpneward added this to Attic
January 26, 2014
white subway tile grey grout
sshimko added this to Bathroom Ideas
January 25, 2014
ser5148 added this to Bonnie Brae LOVE
January 24, 2014
Tile reminds me of Paris
tiffanyfairbanks added this to Master Bathroom Ideas
January 23, 2014
Classic subway and hex
maggerie added this to bernardsville bath
January 22, 2014
natural grey grout
fernandalai added this to Laundry Room and Bathrooms
January 22, 2014
stop cap around edge
3113 added this to bathroom
January 21, 2014
Mosaic tile on floor
Sean OHollaren added this to bathroom
January 20, 2014
classic subway/hex
klau0023 added this to klau0023's Ideas
January 20, 2014
Shower floor
sclarpenter added this to sclarpenter's ideas
January 20, 2014
melindadean added this to melindadean's Ideas
January 17, 2014
subway tile in shower with liner
almasy added this to almasy's Ideas
January 17, 2014
shower and floor
denizenx added this to Bath
January 14, 2014
cool floor
bjluhmann added this to Bathroom Ideas
January 13, 2014
Master bath tile
misha68 added this to Bathroom Ideas
January 13, 2014
hex floor tile and greek key pattern- prefer lighter grout lines
agentkyle added this to bathrooms
January 11, 2014
NY Subway tile
cpstets22 added this to bathroom remodel
January 11, 2014
Subway tile. Open concept shower with drain in floor. Floor design.
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™