5 Amazing Alternatives To Subway Tile

In our recent blog, 4 Subway Tile Styles That Go Beyond Basic White, we talked about new twists on a classic design. Subway tile has clean lines and a timeless appeal, making it right at home in traditional, transitional, and even contemporary homes. However, while immensely popular, it’s not for everyone.

Here are five amazing alternatives to subway tile, for homeowners striving for a uniquely beautiful kitchen backsplash or bathroom floor.

Arabescato Cararra With Black Marble Basket Weave Mosaic

You put a lot of thought into choosing solid wood cabinetry for your kitchen or bathroom remodel, and you should do the same when it comes to picking out tile for your floors or backsplash. Arabescato Cararra With Black Marble Basket Weave Mosaic tiles feature the whites and grays of traditional Cararra, along with stunning black accents in a unique basket weave pattern. Honed and with a lovely low sheen, this tile also comes with a mesh backing for easy installation.

Carrara White Basketweave 

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Polished marble and imported from Italy, Carrara White Basketweave features frosty white and grey hues with random variation in tone. The decorative basket weave pattern adds visual interest and unmatched elegance. The marble mosaic comes perfectly prearranged in mesh-mounted sheets, ready to apply to backsplashes, countertops, and floors.

Black and White Pebbled 

Black and White Pebbled tile offers a stunning contrast of natural marble pebbles in pure white, soft gray, warm cream, and dark black. The tumbled pattern comes together beautifully in a mesh-backed mosaic for easy installation. Create an alluring marble kitchen backsplash, floor, countertop, or other architectural feature.


Dove Gray Arabesque

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These 8mm ceramic mosaic tiles feature a stunning arabesque pattern. Dove Gray Arabesque has a polished finish and crackled texture, with a gorgeous glossy sheen. It is suitable for a wide array of interior design projects, including accent walls, kitchen backsplashes, shower surrounds and more. To make the shape stand out, consider using a contrasting grout. Other options in the Arabesque style include Antique White, Whisper White, and Grecian White.


Carrara White Hexagon

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With a generous 42 chips per mesh-mounted sheet, Carrara White marble mosaic features 2-inch hexagon tiles that would easily compliment any kitchen or bath. Imported from Italy, the honeycombed pattern is a modern take on classic white marble, while the gray veining adds additional character.

While you can’t go wrong with classic subway tile, sometimes it’s nice to think outside the box. You’ll find a wide selection of backsplash tile and flooring options at The RTA Store — because we’re more than just solid wood cabinetry at an affordable price!

At The RTA Store we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen bathroom, laundry room, home office, bar room or TV room, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design tool!