The term Subway tile has been in use since 1904, when classic, white ceramic tiles were used to adorn New York subway stations. This style is now resurfacing with a twist. Italian tilemaker Trend’s new Subway collection offers a variety of fashionable colours and distinctive pattern choices, bringing Metro chic to interior spaces.

Produced in the characteristically chunky 7.5 x 15cm rectangular format, Trend’s Subway introduces the contemporary appeal of hand-crafted glass mosaic and the distinctive note of Italian decorative design to a much-loved traditional tile. Glass is generally less absorbent, more durable, sunlight resistant and aesthetically pleasing than ceramic, and Trend has exploited these characteristics with natural shading variations, different corrugated and smooth finishes, and the option of a matt- or mirror-reflective finish applied to the reverse.

“The Subway tile is a standard in American design, and over the last century it has been used in countless locations around the world,” says Trend GB sales manager, Jose Fiallegas Hamp. “By offering a variety of colours, textures and reflective effects, our Subway collection provides a modern interpretation of this classic format, which is perfect for any room in a commercial property. From a kitchen splashback or shower liner to an accent wall in a lounge, office or restaurant, the decorative applications are endless.”