Advances in technology allow manufacturers to create ceramic tile with any look, including natural looks such as stone, marble, granite, slate, terra cotta, wood, and more.

Whereas different natural materials may have varying levels of durability or suitability for specific applications, you always know what you’re getting with ceramic tile. Ceramic tile is resistant to water, fading, and freeze and thaw cycles, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Tile also makes maintenance easy, with stain, scratch, and bacteria resistance. On cleaning day, you can relax knowing that you just need to sweep and wipe your tile with water.

Your natural-looking tile options are as diverse as nature itself, so explore our natural tile ideas below to start dreaming up the perfect tile for your project.

Textured Brickwork Tile Mosaic in Blue Tones

Tile is available in an endless combination of sizes, shapes, textures, and colors to fit your every decor need. Thought tile was just for showers? Beautiful tile designs like this make tile a unique surface choice for every room of your home — from floors to walls, and even the ceiling!

Using Wall Tiles to Make a Room Look Bigger

Using horizontal designs visually widens a room, making your home seem bigger. This clever trick can be difficult to pull off, though, since few materials have a horizontal format. To achieve the look in this room, a beautiful blue mosaic wall and shelving form a decor feature.

l301-r-shinjumirai-paper-moonstone

Advances in ceramic tile manufacturing have achieved unique surface textures, designs, and even dimensional qualities, such as this tile that gives the impression of a paper wall. Imagine that! In fact, let your imagination run wild. Ceramic tile is available in an endless combination of shapes, sizes, colors, textures, and designs to make your decor…

Smooth Wall Tiles

Texture is one of the nicest parts about tile, since every tile can be molded to feel a different way. In this bathroom, the tiles look and feel like they’ve been slowly formed and softened by the ocean. Of course, tile is actually water-resistant and the perfect material to use in bathrooms. But the look…

Glossy Gray Subway Tiles

These ceramic tiles glisten their elongated subway tile style. A twist on the time-honored favorite, this design incorporates a slight texture, gloss finish, and a calming gray hue to create a new look.

Oxidized and Iridescent Wall Tiles

Oxidized AND iridescent? This ceramic tile has it all, offering an interesting variation on basic black that’s at home in any room of your house. Ceramic tile’s waterproof assembly and flame-resistant qualities mean you can use this tile equally as well in your shower or as a backsplash in your kitchen.

Dark 3D Hexagon Tiles

Tile can bring any aesthetic you have in mind to life. These hexagon tiles have a raised division down the middle that adds texture to the wall while introducing an array of colors created by the way the light hits the angle of each tile. The shades of the tiles will change with an adjustment…

Beige Gauged Porcelain Tile Slabs

Achieve visual uniformity with ceramic tile. This cafe uses gauged porcelain tile slabs for the floor and wall, giving the room a sleek, modern, and super clean look. One reason to use ceramic tile in a busy cafe is for tile’s durability. Tile is resistant to stains, scuffs, and scratches, so the metal tables and…

Open-Concept Room With Concrete and Wood-Look Tile

An open bedroom like this can use tile for the floor, ceiling, and balcony, all while maintaining a modern, industrial, and cohesive look. On the floor, large slabs of tile are used to resemble concrete, while the tiles on the narrow wall and ceiling resemble wood. Ceramic tile is ideal for open-concept spaces that transition…

Wood-Look and Cement-Look Tile

Ceramic tile is available in an endless combination of sizes, colors, textures, and designs to provide exactly the look you desire. The gray wood-look tiles on the near wall in this room are textured, resembling wood in look and feel. Tile with a cement look is used on the floor, and large, vertical tiles are…

Cement-Look Tile Floor and Wood-Look Tile Wall

Want a modern industrial look? In this room, you see ceramic tile being used in two different ways. On the wall, the tile adds texture to the room with a rugged wood look. The floor uses larger ceramic tile slabs to emulate smooth, concrete floors for that warehouse vibe. Ceramic tile is also resistant to…

Durable Cement-Look Tile Floor

Ceramic tile is one of the most durable materials you can use in your home. Resistant to scuffs and scratches, tile is also one of the longest-lasting materials. Another benefit of tile is that it’s low-maintenance and water-resistant, so any spills can be cleaned easily. Durability and beauty make tile floors, like this cement-look floor,…

Honey Herringbone Wood-Look Tile Floor

Capture a stunning wood-look pattern in your home with ceramic tile. This room shows off a honey-colored herringbone wood-look ceramic tile floor that makes all other decor secondary. This pristine look is also easy to maintain with ceramic tile’s resistance to scuffs, dents, stains, and scratches.

Iridescent Hexagon Tile Backsplash

This backsplash uses small hexagon ceramic tiles with a shell iridescent sheen to protect this kitchen wall. Ceramic tile is water-, stain-, scratch-, dent-, bacteria-, and fire-resistant to form an ideal (and beautiful) backsplash for kitchen areas.