Originated by designers George C. Heins and Christopher Grant La Farge, this 3-by-6-inch rectangle was first seen in a New York subway station. The tiles moved as quickly as the subway into bathrooms and kitchens across the country. Bright, easy to clean, and sleek, subway tiles work in the running bond pattern or in unexpected herringbone patterns. We love mixing it up. Diagonal offsets and crosshatches, vertical bond, you name it-- we've never met a subway tile that we didn't like.