Crafted to resemble the classic tiling in underground stations, subway tiles have become a style staple in homes the length and breadth of the country. This is no doubt due to their incredible versatility and timeless style, which makes them ideal for bathroom renovation projects that seek to express the elegant aesthetics of the early 1900s, and equally, the muted minimalism of many modern bathrooms.

In this blog, we’ll showcase some of the styles you can create with a cost-effective alternative to tiles: bathroom cladding. Aside from its classic clean look, bathroom cladding is simple to fit and requires minimal maintenance, while it can also be installed over existing tiles. The combination of its smooth surface and hollow construction facilitates easy cleaning while keeping condensation at bay. Practical and stylish – just like our bathroom designs below.

Black and white

Light meets dark in this sleek monochrome bathroom. Contrasting glossy white wall panels with liquid black tiles creates a classic, contemporary look that will never go out of style.

Contemporary

The uniformity of subway tile wall panels creates a clean geometric backdrop that is perfect for use in a contemporary bathroom. They work superbly well as splashbacks too – install them behind the sink for a stylish waterproof finish that offers a cost-effective alternative to marble or granite.

The round mirrors and vibrant vanity add a touch of eclecticism, and when it’s time to replace them, you’ll seamlessly create a whole new aesthetic. Accessorise with plants for the perfect contemporary bathroom.

Subway tile wall panels with wooden vanity

This modern bathroom pairs sharp clean lines with softly curved basins, resulting in an effortless modern aesthetic. The mirrors open the whole room up, doubling its size, while the wooden vanity adds a warm, natural touch.

Scandinavian

Metro tiles provide a great backdrop for Scandinavian inspired bathrooms. These grey brick matt effect panels also provide a muted backdrop for a classic Scandinavian aesthetic. Blending simplicity and utility, the cladding provides a natural stylish splashback surface, punctuated by natural materials and personal accents.

Loft bathroom

This loft style bathroom emphasises the versatility of bathroom cladding; the rustic brick effect contrasting beautifully with the modern fixtures and furniture. For those with a smaller loft, consider using these glossy London tile panels to cast light around the room and really open up the space.

Blue subway tiles

The use of deep blue subway tiles shows how the subway tile trend transcends monochrome colour schemes. The strength and direction of the lighting are crucial to this design – to recreate it, ensure your lighting source illuminates the brilliant white furniture.