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Metro Brick Tiles

Metro Brick Tiles

Date: May 28th, 2019 CTD Tiles | Tags: metro tiles. metro brick tiles, gemini tiles, reflections tiles, arles tiles, tile ideas, crackle tiles, bathroom tiles, kitchen tiles, poitiers tiles.


Metro brick tiles have been a firm favourite in kitchens and bathrooms for years and years. During any trip to London you’re likely to have travelled on the Underground at some point or, further afield, you might have visited the New York Subway or Paris Metro. There is one common factor that links all three together (bar the trains!) which is the iconic metro tile.

Originating from the early 20th Century when underground transport was just starting out, the metro was first developed out of practicality before finally becoming a style icon. Since its origins, the metro brick tile has now become a desirable choice for interiors within the home – and comes in a huge range of sizes, finishes and colours.

Coloured metro brick tiles collage by Gemini



So, why is the metro one of the most popular tile designs for today’s discerning homeowner? It’s largely down to its versatility and multiple uses throughout the home. Simple to lay in a variety of different metro brick tile patterns, easy to maintain and appropriate for a number of different rooms, it’s a fantastic choice to create a contemporary, stylish finish.

In addition, there are so many opportunities to play around with metro brick tiles to achieve a distinctive, unique and fun look without needing to be too bold or over-the-top. Yes, you could go ahead and cover an entire statement wall, but you can also create a cool half-wall or incorporate a simple splashback into your scheme.

Metro tiles layouts diagram

And although the metro is always a classic when laid in a simple brick format, it can also be used in a number of fun ways to create a more affordable home update. Used with either complementary or contrasting coloured grout, you’d be hard pressed to choose a simpler and more cost effective tile for your home renovations. Whatever your style choice, metro tiles are the way to go!

Here at CTD we offer a huge range of metro brick tiles within our GEMINI tile collection to suit every shape and style of home. Whether you’re looking for something neutral, something colourful, a modern or traditional tile range, there’s no need to look any further than GEMINI Tiles.


Arles metro tiles by Gemini in kitchen and living room settings

Take advantage of a gorgeous range of patterned wall tiles guaranteed to make an impact in your interior space, with our Arles collection. Suitable for the bathroom and kitchen alike, these tiles are available in white, green, blue, silver, grey, cream and blue – meaning that the options are endless when it comes to decorating! Delicately patterned and lightly textured, the Arles range also comes in a mixed box with twelve décor options available. The combination of these tiles will create an individual look within your home that is simple and stunning.

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Crackle metro tiles by Gemini in kitchen and bathroom settings

Our Crackle bathroom tiles offer a whole new contemporary look, with a deliberately designed effect that makes the surface of the tile appear as if it had once been finished with a smooth glaze, but has now cracked with age – as the Japanese would say, they are ‘wabi-sabi’ (‘beauty in imperfection’). Our range of Crackle tiles is available in White, Bone, Smokey Blue, Ocean Blue, and Emerald Green – perfectly suited to a traditional bathroom scheme.

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Poitiers metro tiles by Gemini in a bathroom setting

Our range of Poitiers bathroom tiles makes a fantastic base for creating a stunning contrast scheme in your bathroom. Poitiers’ mix of on-trend colours allows you to create your own personal scheme and you can be as conservative or bold as you like! Colours in this range include white, latte, taupe, azure blue, pearl bone, moonlight grey, rose pink and mint green – so the sky really is the limit when it comes to imagining your perfect bathroom set up.

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Metro Brick tiles by Gemini in a bathroom setting

The latest addition to our extensive tile collection, Metro Brick is available in four versatile colours in a plain or bevel design. The ultimate in contemporary classic style, this collection will create a striking feature wall in any setting.

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We hope our blog has helped you to realise that there is so much more to metro tiles than just gloss white brick lay. Those are great, and serve a purpose in their own right – but let GEMINI metro tiles take your interior design scheme to new levels! Discover more below…



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