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Customer Stories for Subway Tile Backsplash Pattern Guide

Story 1 for Subway Tile Backsplash Pattern Guide
From:Chicago, IL, USA
Posted: June 20, 2015
I really like the different variations; however, I've long wanted subway tiles in my kitchen (and eventually bathroom). While tempted, I can't stray from the classic pattern! Thanks for the ideas, however.
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Story 2 for Subway Tile Backsplash Pattern Guide
Posted: June 16, 2015
Dear Lowe's Team,
In the "Subway Tile Guide" online article, there's a picture of a kitchen with tiles arranged in a herringbone style. What type of tile is being used exactly? It appears to be a normal subway tile, but with beveled edges. Is this correct or is it just the way the image was taken and processed for the article?
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Response from Lowe's:By LCI Web TeamJune 17, 2015
Hi there! That is, in fact, a subway tile with a beveled edge. We used Lowe's item #5407 but it may no longer be available since the story was originally published in Spring 2013. Lowe's carries a variety of tile, so we recommend that you ask your local tile associate for help finding something similar in your store.
Story 3 for Subway Tile Backsplash Pattern Guide
From:Houston, TX, USA
Posted: September 5, 2013
Saying the layout is not a subway tile is rather picky. The tile itself in size and dimension is known as a subway tile. Now most metropolitan or government entities have no imagination as to layout of the subway tile except one way.
I appreciate Lowes showing other "Subway Tile" layouts---thinking out of the box. I was wanting to use some of the tile in my bathroom but hated the same old basic layout. Your designers have given me thoughts to ponder upon.
I am working on the designs to redo 2 bathrooms (one master and one general that is between two bedrooms --a pass through bathroom.
I am even considering the illusion of a rug with tile, the small ceiling fans, and since I have the opportunity how to sneak storage and niches into the room and tub and shower spaces.
Again thank you on the new out of the box thinking for the subway tiles. I always like being different. Drove people at work nuts because my desk would be at an angle instead of the same old position that everyone in the company had. You would not believe the parade of people who would come to check the office layout. I don't want to be like everyone else. No lemmings for me. I am redoing a 1958 home where two sides are sliding glass panels and two sides are brick ways. Because of fences, no one can see in. We love it being able to see the wildlife that ventures in to our courtyard to enjoy the fresh water and sometimes surprise of bird seeds or other surprises.
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Response from Lowe's:By LCI Web TeamSeptember 5, 2013
Good luck with your renovations! We recently featured a tile rug treatment in a bathroom remodel. Maybe you can draw on some inspiration for your project here:

Let us know how it goes!
Story 4 for Subway Tile Backsplash Pattern Guide
From:Fort Myers, FL, USA
Posted: July 6, 2013
In my experience, this is not a "subway" pattern. This is known as a "herringbone" layout. The tiles themselves might be what are considered "subway" in this article.
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Story 5 for Subway Tile Backsplash Pattern Guide
From:Baton Rouge, LA, USA
Posted: May 26, 2013
The first design, turned 45*, is a very interesting way to give the simple subway tile movement. I have a kitchen/breakfast room that is quite long. I have not remodeled yet, but the plan is to put larger square tiles on the diagonal to give the illusion of more width. The subway tiles in the diagonal design would play right along with the floor, without paying bigger bucks for some other type of tile. This is much more interesting visually, than the more common placement of the subway tiles. (Not that I don't like that design, too. This just adds a bit of interest.)
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