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Subway Tile

Definition

A flat rectangular piece of glazed ceramic, traditionally 3-by-6 inches, used to decorate indoor walls and serve as a backsplash.

Things you need to know

Eight 3-by-6-inch subway tiles will cover one square foot. Some manufacturers use the term "subway tile" to describe any rectangular tile with a length twice its height (i.e. 4x8 inch planks or 1x2 inch mosaics).

Cost Considerations

Prices start around $2 per square foot. On the high end, handmade artisan tile may run $50 or more.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.