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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.

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zrodda wrote:
Does water go outside the shower area in this design? - Does water go outside the shower area in this design? It looks like the distance between the rose and the end of shower wall is a little small and water might go around the corner?
   Comment   April 7, 2013
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The floor is slightly sloped to allow the water to drain.
April 7, 2013 at 8:38am     
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aurorasur wrote:
Where did the gray Greek key accent come from? Price PSF?
   Comment   April 2, 2013
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I am dying to know this too. I've searched and found nothing like it.
September 6, 2013 at 6:06am   
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September 14, 2013 at 12:16pm     
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diynewbie_sf wrote:
Do you mind telling me what tile you used? - Curious what the subway and hex brands are. Thanks!
   Comment   October 28, 2012
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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.
October 28, 2012 at 2:43pm   
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kfnelson wrote:
What color is the grout?
   Comment   October 19, 2012
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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.
October 19, 2012 at 12:51pm   
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dorotheej wrote:
What size is this shower? - What's the minimum size for open shower, to keep water from spraying outside?
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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.
July 29, 2012 at 8:31am   
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susannahlynn wrote:
What size are the subway wall tiles? What is the difference between the bottom row of wall tile and the rest?
   Comment   July 29, 2012
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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.
July 29, 2012 at 7:02am   
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Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC.
Here is another shot of this space.

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
July 29, 2012 at 7:09am   
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brwdog wrote:
Could you please share the dimensions of this wonderful shower stall.
   Comment   August 24, 2013
mekons wrote:
Can you kindly tell me the brand/model of shower/faucet etc? - Nice work!
   Comment   April 25, 2013

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