Metro Tile

Wholesale Metro Tiles

Bring the classic subway look home! Metro tiles perfectly fit in with traditional and contemporary-styled spaces and are a major hit today for their beautiful brick-like effect. Their simple design and enhanced durability make them a versatile tile choice available today.

As a reputed tile manufacturing company, Tiletell offers high-quality metro tile at affordable rates. We have a wide collection of metro tiles to give you more options for decorating your space.

Read our buying guide to learn more about metro subway tiles and if they are the right choice for you.

Unique Metro Tiles

Metro Bath and Tile

Metro Bath and Tile

Grey Gloss Metro Tiles

Grey Gloss Metro Tiles

Black Metro Tiles

Modern Terrazzo Tile

Green Metro Tiles

Green Metro Tiles

Blue Metro Tiles

Blue Metro Tiles

Metro Surfaces Tile

Metro Surfaces Tile

Complete Solutions from Metro Tile Manufacturers


Metro tile are renowned for their solid look. You can create interesting patterns with different layouts. Besides the classic subway look, you can go for herringbone, basket weave, horizontal/vertical block, or other patterns.


Metro tile come in a variety of hues to help you create a color-rich interior. You can go for a uniform appeal or a mix of colors to add creativity. We have metro tiles in deep, vibrant, subdued, metallic, and other different color tones.


The traditional metro tile come in 3” x 6,” a mid-range size suitable for any place. The size offerings have expanded today, and you will find both smaller versions like 1” x 2” and larger versions like 6” x 12.”


Metro tile usually come in rectangular shapes, resembling bricks. It brings the subway appeal and vintage touch to the space. In addition to the longer and thinner shape, you can also get them in short and boxy shapes.


Our metro tile are available in porcelain, ceramic, mosaic, and marble materials. If you are looking for a cost-effective option, go for ceramic. If you want a premium option, select mosaic or marble metro tile.


While metro tile are renowned for their glazed, sleek appeal, they are also available in a variety of finishes. There is gloss, semi-gloss, satin, matte, textured, honed, polished, and other options to choose from.

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It is not easy to introduce all aspects of metro tile, so we have prepared a lot of information on this page for you to delve into. To make sure you can find the information you want quickly, we have prepared this content directory that will jump to the corresponding location when you click on it.

Metro Tiles:Where Can They Be Used ?

From homes to offices and malls to airports, subway tile and metro tile are a go-to choice for a variety of places. They are super easy to maintain and last longer! 900+ Projects from hotels, restaurants, and residential kitchens & baths to recreational spaces.

Kitchen Backsplashes

Kitchen Backsplashes

Perhaps the most frequent application of metro tile is for backsplashes. They mimic the subway look and add a rustic touch to kitchens. Metro tiles aren’t elaborate in shape, but they have a very sophisticated look.

Bathroom Showers

Bathroom Showers

If you are looking for something minimal to decorate your bathroom, metro tile are an ideal option. They show excellent resistance to water. Metro tiles in basket weave or herringbone pattern suit modern bathrooms very well.

Homes and Apartments

Homes and Apartments

Metro tiles are primarily used for wall tiling purposes. However, there is some varieties ideal for flooring as well. When used for walls in a glossy finish, metro tiles can make the place look bright, spacious, and airy.

Bar and Restaurants

Bar and Restaurants

If you want your restaurants to have an urban and chic appeal, metro tile can provide just that. They are a timeless interior design element that everyone loves. Create a relaxing and fun atmosphere for your customers!

General Hot Selling Products

Love metro tile and subway tiles? They are our favorite too! Here are our best sellers!

Sea Green Metro Tiles

Sea Green Metro Tiles

If you love charming and soft color tones, sea green metro tiles will definitely suit your aesthetics. They illuminate a soothing appeal and are perfect for creating a homely ambiance!

Metro Sand Porcelain Tile

Metro Sand Porcelain Tile

Ideal for flooring, these tiles feature warm sand tones and a rough texture for added grip. They can withstand heavy traffic and are fade-resistant.

Black Metro Tiles

Black Metro Tiles

If you are looking for a low-maintenance tile option that is also exquisite in appearance, look no further. Black metro tiles are a style statement in the interior design arena today.  


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Estimated Cost Analysis For Metro Tiles

Please note that the final cost depends on the customized service you require, the specifications of the raw materials used, the relevant national laws, and the distance of transportation. Take the example of booking a tall container of products:

The Process Flow & Duration Estimation

We take great pride in manufacturing high-quality metro tiles for you. Here’s how they are made.

Step 1 – Preparing Raw Materials (2-3 days)

First, we source high-quality raw materials and gather them in the right composition. The accuracy of the quantity of each ingredient is important to achieve the base tile color. We grind and mix the ingredients together.

Raw materials preparation

Step 2 – Tile Formation (1 day)

The tile mixture goes through a forming die to form the metro tile shape in the required size. Once the mixture is evenly distributed in a mold, hydraulic pressure applies high pressure on it. It makes the powder form convert to a solid shape.

Tile Formation

Step 3 – Printing and Glazing of Tiles (1 day)

Then, we apply a glazing layer on the surface of the tiles to give the tiles a sleek look. The glaze also gives the required color for the metro tile. The glazing liquid is applied to the tiles using a high-pressure spray.

Tile Glazing

Step 4 – The Firing Process (1 day)

Finally, the tiles go through roller kilns where they are exposed to a high temperature of over 1000⁰C to remove any moisture left in the tiles. At this stage, the glaze liquid layer on tiles converts to glass.

The Firing Process

Step 5 – Packing and Shipment (30 days)

Once the manufacturing process is over, we run a strict quality control inspection on tiles to identify any defects. Then, we package the tiles carefully and send them out for shipping. Our cargo service providers will keep you updated.


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The Common Pitfalls When Purchasing from China

If you have heard of or encountered the following issues, you could be reluctant to purchase tiles from China.

Quality Issues

Low-quality tiles are a common issue in the global market. They are not worth your money. They can chip, break, or discolor easily. Always prioritize quality!

Delayed Delivery

Manufacturers can delay your order for a variety of reasons like a lack of raw materials or shipping issues. But, if your orders get delayed, you can’t run your tile business smoothly. 

Environmental Issues

Low-grade tiles are not eco-friendly or sustainable flooring materials. They end up in landfills faster and can contribute to pollution.

This is why it is important that you get in touch with a reputed tile manufacturer like Tiletell for reliable service and high-quality tiles. 

Why Wholesale Metro Tiles in TileTell?

Certified Manufacturing and Quality Control

Superior quality is a promise from us. We manufacture #1 grade metro tiles in China using superior craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. Our tiles are hardwearing, sturdy and resistant to water, dirt, scratches, and stains.

Factory-Directing Price

You can purchase metro tiles at very low prices without compromising quality. As we process your orders directly from the factory, you don’t have to worry about middlemen's fees. We offer the best rate for wholesale tile in China.


If you can’t find tile suppliers willing to undertake your small size order, don’t worry. We have set a low MOQ of 100 SQM for metro tiles to help small and big businesses alike. We offer wholesale prices even for smaller MOQs.

Logistics, Inventory, and Shipment Solutions

We want to offer you a seamless buying journey from start to finish. Our talented team will handle all the logistics for you. You don’t have to worry about inventory management as we have stocks ready for shipping.

The FAQs About Metro Tile

Metro tiles, also known as subway tiles, are rectangular-shaped tiles. Tiles of this design were first used for the walls of the New York subway and London Underground stations in the 20th century. The look became so popular. Today, metro tiles are also used in both residential and commercial spaces.

Our metro tiles are manufactured using high-tech machinery, ensuring optimum functionality and durability. We use high-quality raw materials to make them. Our design team keeps introducing metro tiles in novel designs and color shades to suit modern times.

The classic metro tile pattern is similar to the arrangement of bricks when building a wall. But, the versatile shape of the tile helps you experiment with other patterns like a basket weave, herringbone, block, etc.

The standard metro tile size is 3 x 6 inches, the perfect mid-size suiting most spaces. Today, they are available in many other sizes, and you can also get them customized to your liking. Generally, the width of metro tiles is twice its height. But, over the years, it has evolved, and today, metro tiles also come in short and stout versions.

Metro tiles come in both porcelain and ceramic materials. You can get metro tiles customized in your favorite color, size, and finish in these materials. They are also cost-effective options compared to our limited, premium range of mosaic and marble metro tiles.

Forest green, white, and grey are some popular colors today. The depth of forest green can add an alluring appeal to your house and contrast well with light-colored walls and furniture. If you prefer lighter shades for metro tiles, consider grey, white, light pink, or mint blue.

No. Metro tiles are one of the most cost-effective tile options available today. It could be pricey if you go for retail purchasing. Getting wholesale metro tiles from a reliable manufacturer in China can help you lower the cost significantly. Our metro tiles start from just $5 per square meter.

It is important to have all the tools required for tile installation. If you have prior experience, installing metro tile is quite easy. Otherwise, it is better to hire a professional for the project. They can recommend quality grout and sealant brands for the tile installation purpose.

Metro tile can be laid in a variety of ways. You can lay it in a brick/running bond pattern horizontally or vertically. When it comes to the basketweave pattern, there’s single basket weave, double basketweave, or boxed basket weave as options. There are also 45⁰ and 90⁰ herringbone styles. If you prefer something very simple, you can choose vertical or horizontal stacked bond.

Yes. Metro is excellent for bathroom walls. The sleek and smooth surface can reflect light well, making even smaller bathrooms look bright and spacious. You can get metro tiles in your favorite color tone to match the rest of the interior.

Metro tile are super versatile in application. They can be installed on homes, apartments, gyms, shopping malls, spas, restaurants, cafés, bars, airports, retail stores, supermarkets, and many other places.

It’s fairly simple. Wiping or vacuuming the tile surface once a week is sufficient to keep your metro tiles dirt-free. Mop the tiles using a solution of surface cleaner and water every fortnight to keep them shiny and immaculate! If there are stains, we recommend you scrub the spot gently with a solution of vinegar and warm water.

Even today, many homeowners prefer the classic, rectangular shape of metro tiles in a brick bond layout pattern. It has an inimitable and sophisticated look. However, 45⁰ herringbone is also quite renowned.

While white remains a popular color option, many interior designers prefer to go with dark or bold shades for metro tiles. Forest green, plum, garnet, navy blue, black, and terracotta are shades that are high in demand today. If you prefer a subdued look, we think nothing can beat the look of grey metro tiles. They are super stylish and chic.

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