4″ x 12″ Stainless Steel Subway Tile


NEW Size!! Ware very excited to offer our brand new size 4″ x 12″ Stainless Steel Subway Tile.  Part of our Southern Girl Stainless Steel Collection, each 4″x12″Stainless Steel Subway Tile is Handcrafted in our very own workshop right here in the USA. This large format metal subway tile is another great option for beautiful long lines. Whether you have a small or large scale project, you won’t be disappointed in the style that this tile brings to your design. These large stainless steel subway tiles work well in both residential and commercial settings and can be easily installed horizontally or vertically.    Any of our 4″ x 4″ tiles or 4″ x 8″ tiles will work well with this new tile, as they are all the same 4″ widths. Tiles sold individually. (Actual size: 4″ x 12″) 3 tiles per square foot. The front and all 4 sides are stainless steel. Choose the Backer of your choice, with Hardboard (Eucaboard made from Eucalyptus trees) being the most popular, and  Fiberock (similar to cement board) chosen for high-moisture areas such as showers and outdoor areas. Not recommended for use on floors. **Please see below for additional information on Backer Types**

MORE PHOTOS COMING SOON. Our 2.5″ x 12″ size tile was featured in Family Handyman Magazine, and they wrote a great article about installing stainless steel tiles.  Check out their article here:  FHM: Installing Stainless Steel.

Please note that Fiberock orders are considered “Custom Orders,” as they are made to order and may take an additional 3-5 business days for processing. Custom Orders cannot be returned.



More Information
Tile Size 4″ x 12″  (0.333 sqft per tile)
Tile Thickness 0.25″ for Hardboard-Backed Tile
Tile Thickness 0.31″ for Fiberock-Backed Tile
Tile Purchase Options Tiles sold individually. Purchase 3 tiles for every square foot needed.
Stainless Steel 22 Gauge Brushed & Polished
Installation Wall Only
Installation Adhesive Thinset or PL Premium Construction Adhesive Fast Grab by Loctite (recommended)
Cutting Tiles Wet Tile Saw with Diamond Blade
Grout Not Required but Optional
Grout Type Non-Sanded
Installation Instructions Easy Installation. Click here for Instructions. (opens new window)
Backing Type Your choice: Hardboard or Fiberock. See below for more information, or Click here for Tile Backing Options. (opens new window)
Hardboard Backing Hardboard Backing (HB) is 3/16″ thick and makes a 0.25″ thick metal tile that has a thickness similar to porcelain or ceramic tiles.  Our most popular backing choice, HB is ideal for LOW-moisture areas and is chosen for kitchen backsplashes (even behind sinks and gas ranges in residential kitchens), high-heat areas such as fireplace surrounds, and many residential and commercial wall applications.

Tile has stainless steel on front and all 4 sides. Grout is optional and not required. If grout is chosen, please choose a non-sanded grout (grout without sand).

The HB we use is called Eucaboard, which is made with eucalyptus wood fibers tempered by coating with a thin layer of linseed oil and baking at a high temperature to polymerize the oil. This provides more water and impact  resistance, hardness, rigidity and tensile strength. Unlike particle board, it will not split or crack. It is used in construction and furniture.

Fiberock Backing Fiberock (FR) backing is 0.25″ thick and makes a 0.31″ thick accent woven metal tile. FR recommended for HIGH-Moisture areas that have water running over the walls/tiles. Very popular backing choice for commercial kitchens/bathrooms, showers, outdoor kitchens and firepits. Also popular when mixing with other thicker, natural tile/stone products (FR-backed tiles have similar thickness and sets with same mastic).

Tile has stainless steel on front and all 4 sides. Please note: FR is a thicker backer than hardboard and does protrude from the back side of the metal tile approximately 1/16″. Therefore, the White Fiberock WILL BE SEEN at the bottom 1/16″ of the tile’s side profile. This usually isn’t a problem, as when tiles are installed in areas with moisture high enough for the need of FR, then grout (non-sanded grout) will be required to fully seal out the moisture, and therefore trim pieces will be needed. We offer trim pieces, and Schluter is always a good option for trim pieces as well.FR is made from 95% recycled material and is manufactured from an environmentally sustainable, specially engineered combination of  synthetic gypsum and cellulose fibers. It has an integral water resistant composition that offers durability, superior performance, and exceptional tile bond. FR is engineered to meet water-, mold- and indentation-resistance under or behind the tile.Please note that FR orders are considered “Custom Orders,” as they are made to order and may take an additional 3-5 business days for processing. 

Additional information

Weight 0.78 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 0.25 × 4 in


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