The original subway tile is one of few classic designs that remains every bit as popular today as it was when it was first invented. As its name suggests, the tile was originally used in subway systems. Subway tile works just about anywhere. Perfect for backsplashes and walls in kitchens, bathrooms & laundry rooms. Along with being one of the most versatile tiles, it is extremely durable, low maintenance and low cost.
And with some styles around only $3/SF you can get that luxe feel for less: