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LOOK: 7 Alternatives To Subway Tiles

Give ordinary tiles a rest! Try these unusual tile shapes to spice up your walls or floors.

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Photography: Kurt Alvarez & Pinterest

Subway tiles have once been considered the Holy Grail of ceramic tiles (it was hard to find it locally a few years back), but these tiles are now as ubiquitous as the next coffee shop. This isn’t a bad thing, because the standard subway shape fits quite well in most interiors.

But if you’re looking for a surface finish that is a bit more unexpected, then try a new shape. Hexagonal, Moroccan-style, and even rhombus-shaped interchangeable tiles could add more depth, dimension, and color to a flat surface.

Here are some cool and funky tile shapes to consider. Just don’t forget to show your tile-layer what the finished product will look like, lest he gets the shock of his life when he opens the box. 

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