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Suggestions for a very nice, but not super $$$ white subway tile?

Posted by threeapples (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 6, 12 at 15:58

I've decided to do our children's bathroom (tub/shower combo) and their vanity area in a classic white subway tile, but have no idea where to begin as it seems everyone offers subway tile. I want the standard size, high quality, but not super expensive or super cheap. Please let me know your suggestions and why you recommend the tile you do. Thanks so much for your help!


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RE: Suggestions for a very nice, but not super $$$ white subway t

If you are just going simple and classic with no beveled edge, I'd just use American Olean. They carry it at Lowes as well as at tile shops. We looked at more expensive versions but they all look the same unless you want a bevel, crackle or hand made look. You can get a very nice bead to put at eye level to add some interest. If you want a really pretty accent, then you can go with Adex which is more expensive, but offers a wider range of wide accent tiles.


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RE: Suggestions for a very nice, but not super $$$ white subway t

I just finished tiling our kids' bath using Interceramic ultra white subway tiles. They're a soft white - not a bluish white like some other tiles I looked at. They were around 21 cents per tile at Floor and Decor. I didn't like the standard white color offered at Lowes. They looked dingy next to the ultra white.


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RE: Suggestions for a very nice, but not super $$$ white subway t

We used American Olean Ice White. You can get it at local tile shops or special order from Lowes for $60 per box of 100 tiles (so $4.80/square foot). When you use the ice white you can order trim pieces in more styles than the stock gloss white they carry in the store.

Dal Tile also has a bright white that was slightly less expensive per square foot. We chose American olean because we were using their satinglo hex mosaic floor tile. We are happy with the quality and the installer had no complaints.


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RE: Suggestions for a very nice, but not super $$$ white subway t

In most bathrooms and especially in a children's bathroom, I'd not hesitate to use Amerlican Olean or Daltile.


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RE: Suggestions for a very nice, but not super $$$ white subway t

We used the Olean from Lowes in our 4' x 8' walk in shower and it is stunning. Used the matching hex for the floor. We went with all white tile and trim. For interest, we built an arched doorway (no door). I love it and it was cheap compared to all other options.


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