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9 Different Ways to Lay Subway Tiles

9 Different Ways to Lay Subway Tiles

No tile has passed through the centuries of interior design with as much admiration as that of the subway. Perhaps one of the reasons is how incredible versatile it is! Regardless of it’s scale, a subway tile can be laid in array of patterns that fall on both ends of the design spectrum: modern or traditional. We’re sharing 9 of our favorite ways to lay subway tiles that will leave your imagination running wild with possibilities!

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Vertical Subway

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Alice Lane Home_9 Different Ways To Lay Subway Tiles

1. Running Bond | 2. Herringbone | 3. Horizontal Subway | 4. Diagonal Subway | 5. Basket Weave | 6. Vertical Stack | 7. Horizontal Stack | 8. Vertical Subway | 9. Diagonal Herringbone


  • October 5, 2016

    Great post! I shared it in my blog about why tile is awesome!
    Feel free to check it out at

    Great blog!

    • October 5, 2016

      Alice Lane Home Collection

      Excellent! So glad you found this helpful and you were able to share it.

  • October 9, 2016

    I think its great that you offered this. A lot of people would not think of using different designs for subway tiles!

  • November 3, 2016


    I’m really happy to find this website showing different patterns of Subway tile .. I’m having it installed right now and not too sure I like the totally random pattern my tile guy has chosen

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