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Subway Tile: vertical, horizontal, herringbone or basketweave?

7 years ago

I have decided to do wall of subway tile on the small wall behind my range and chimney hood, with no upper cabinets. Originally I had planned to do white subway tile with medium gray grout installed horizontally - the way you see it most often. And I really love that look. However, I got to thinking... what about installing vertically or in a herringbone or basket weave pattern? That might give it a little something different. The problem is that I can't seem to find very many examples of white subway tile installed in different ways, especially in kitchens.

Does anyone have any photos they can share?

I found this graphic that identifies some of the basic types of installation patterns, but I'd love to see real world examples.

Many thanks for any ideas and suggestions.

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