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Authentic tilework. Timeless aesthetic. Made in the USA.

Tilework born out of a necessity for durable beauty at the turn of the 20th century.

Subway Ceramics

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Heritage Tile is the premier solution for authentic tilework.

View our gallery for inspiration. Order samples to see our tile in your own space. When you’re ready, we’ll offer design support and assist you in the completion of your project.

Why we do what we do

Our inspiration comes from a desire to preserve the heritage of authentic American tilework. This craft was commonly represented in period homes and commercial construction of the late 1800’s through the pre-war era. Subway tile was first found predominantly in the train stations of New York city and eventually found its way into homes and public spaces.

This collection is appropriately named Subway Ceramics.

We believe that providing authentic tilework representative of this era provides our clients with unique access to the materials that would have been original to their spaces. We use contemporary methods to accurately recreate tile with historical significance and a vintage quality that is seldom seen today.

Made in America, our tile offers attention to architectural detail with classic mouldings and trim pieces, ceramic accessories and custom mosaics that create unique, refined interiors representing a wide variety of aesthetics.

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At Heritage Tile, we believe that an exceptional service experience leads to an exceptional installation. We offer our support to guide you through the specification and order process to assure that your project meets your expectations every step of the way.

Subway Ceramics

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We invite Architects, Interior Designers, Contractors, Tile Installers, Builders, and Architectural Preservationists to become a part of our Heritage Tile Trade Program. We offer exclusive benefits with complimentary design support, advanced rendering technology including Revit, plus competitive lead times and pricing. Register to receive promotions and free samples.

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Subway Ceramics

About Heritage Tile

Located in downtown Oak Park, our offices and showroom provide a portfolio of tile that is authentic to both American and world heritage. Anchored by our renowned Subway Ceramics and Subway Mosaics collections, our clients trust Heritage Tile as a timeless portfolio that also offers aesthetic versatility. We are also proud to feature our Japanese Tile collection which provides authenticity of global tile traditions, presenting our customers with a variety of solutions for any project.