Living room with black marble-look tile flooring

Dark floors can be tricky to pull off, and not just because of the sharp contrast in colors. Whenever a darker shade is used, scuffs and scratches are accentuated. Ceramic tile, however, is scratch-resistant, taking away the fear of having long-term, glaring damage. The tiles in this room blend together seamlessly to give the appearance of a single slab of granite. A slab of granite that size would be impossibly expensive — another reason why ceramic tile is used in rooms like this. Tile has the longest lifespan of any flooring option, so this floor will continue to impress for years to come.