Could you please tell me the pros and cons of....

boone_2009September 23, 2013
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

To me, it looks new. One of the distinctive things about old subway is that it has zero bevel. eg, like Subway Ceramics

    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 7:43PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Good point, mtnrdredux.

Do you think it might be good for a transitional-style kitchen, though?

Also, do the bevels make it more of a stain-catcher?

    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 8:27PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Here is somewhat of a con ... when you install your switch plates on top of your tile, there will be gaps where the bevels are.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 8:47PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I love the look of beveled subway tile...looks 'chunky' and dimensional. I almost chose it for my guest bath but opted for the flat, only for the ease of cleaning. But I say, if you love it, a little extra elbow grease won't bother you :)

    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 8:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I have beveled subway in my kitchen and love it. I don't think it's different than flat tile to take care of.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 10:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I think that the dimensionality adds interest and more texture than regular subway tile, and I too think that it makes an area look "updated" yet classic.

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 1:39AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

jellytoast: I did read about that; is there any way at all to eliminate that gap? I can't change the location of the outlets now.

Nan57 and ilene-84: I like the beveled look more and more as I keep comparing it to my flat sample, so it's nice to hear from both of you that you love this tile!

firsthouse_mp: My thoughts, exactly!

Do white beveled tiles differ a great deal in both the nature of the gloss and the beveling, in different stores? I've noticed in pictures online, that some tiles look more 'classy' than others, if that makes any sense :-).

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 3:52PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
The Kitchen Designer Landscape
There seems to be a few scenarios out there. Some I...
hardware length vs. drawer width..
All, We've figured out which pulls we want for our...
Week 41: As we head into spring, what would you do to make space?
Tomorrow is March 1st. We can really, no longer say...
White Kitchens & Two Tone Kitchens?
Even though I know I sound very indecisive (sorry),...
Silgranit sink color for Alaska White granite?
In the ever-changing world that is my new build, I...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™