It was July 26th 2009 over two and a half years ago since we created the article “Designing With Carrara Subway Tiles – No Longer Hip to Be Square” and published it on an article submission website. What is amazing to me is that the article has been copied and reproduced over 1,000 times. With everyone and anyone selling something loosely related to to Subway tiles (Carrara or otherwise) using the article. Even major blue chip corporations have used the article – I know this is without knowledge of the article being the copyright of someone else.
For the most part everyone links back to our website, which has created huge success in the fight for dominance in Google. The link back to www.thebuilderdepot.com is payment enough.
It is a pleasant enough article and amazing how even 2 1/5 years ago subway tiles had become even more popular. The USA 5 years ago loved square tiles, if you see any commercial building that uses natural stone marble it is adorned with square tiles. New construction (which unfortunately is few and far between) adopt the more modern large format 12×24″ or 9×18″ subway tiles. The larger format is new – but of course as the article suggests 3×6″ or 3×8″ is nothing new. It covered the New York subway system from 1904. But still by marble standards (for over 2,000 years people have been using marble) subway tiles, having gained popularity for over just 100 years is still a modern format.