Many designers use gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs to create a wallpapered look, as the minimal and unobtrusive grout lines create the illusion of wallpaper, but with all the benefits of ceramic tile and none of the maintenance issues of wallpaper. To create a wallpapered look, designers often choose gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs with creative patterns.

Large-format tiles are also perfect for minimalist spaces, which favor clean surfaces uncluttered by grout lines and other visual interruptions.

Gauged porcelain tile panels/slabs are functionally versatile, suitable for not only walls and flooring, but also countertops, cabinet facings, and furniture surfaces both indoors and out. Advances in technology enable manufacturers to create these large-format tiles in wood, marble, and stone looks as well as all of the looks you see below.

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Distressed Ceramic Tile Flooring for Retail

Clothing stores see a lot of foot traffic, and with high-end stores like this, it’s important that the flooring maintains its fashionable looks no matter the number of shoppers. With the lowest life cycle cost of any flooring option, incredible durability, and stain and scratch resistance, ceramic tile is the solution to make this happen. Plus, ceramic tile comes in a nearly limitless amount of design possibilities, so you can shop for the perfect flooring style to make shopping in your store a breeze.

Oxidized Concrete-Look Ceramic Tile Floor

What will you marvel at — the paintings on the wall, or the ceramic tile beneath your feet? With an oxidized concrete look displayed in large-format rectangles, this ceramic tile warrants the question. And unlike the art hanging on the wall, ceramic tile has a host of functional benefits, such as stain, scratch, water, and fire resistance. While certain paintings may leave you questioning their meaning or design choices, you’ll never question the choice of ceramic tile flooring.

Cement Gray Marble-Look Bathroom Tile

The marble look is one of your many design options when choosing ceramic tile, but even then, you can choose between many different colors, veining characteristics, tile sizes and patterns, and more. This bathroom utilizes a cement gray marble look with stark but sparse white veining throughout the entire space. A standard square grid is seen throughout, with large tiles everywhere except for the shower floor. What does your dream marble-look tile look like?

Pristine Wood-Look Tile Bathroom Wall

Hardwood in the bathroom? Don’t worry, this isn’t actually hardwood, but wood-look ceramic tile. When installed using proper methods, ceramic tile is completely water-resistant, which means that you can bring the classiness of hardwood into splash-prone places. And, with ceramic tile’s scratch and stain resistance, this industrial ceramic look flooring will remain perfectly distressed for years to come.