We recently gutted our second floor bath and realized that we needed to pick out new tile ASAP. Somehow, the whole family always seems to get into the act.
Despite the huge color and material selections at Tile Outlet (and the red glass mosaic tile our son picked out), we went with a more modern shaped white ceramic subway tile like this:
Although we are not strictly restoring our 1920s Chicago Bungalow to the letter, we are renovating with that era in mind. We've been able to keep many original materials intact while the new white subway tile with slight twists will be consistent throughout the new baths and kitchen.