Industrial yet comfortable, ceramic tiles are perfect for older buildings that need a modern appeal. The gray floor tiling in this room parallels the concrete ceilings, making the room feel larger than it is. On the far wall, the background of tiles gives the appearance of brick, which fits seamlessly with the all-white walls on either side. The two types of tile also work together to breathe life into this open loft. Because of its flexibility in colors and styles, ceramic tile can be an affordable way to renovate homes and apartments.