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.

Stone-Look Tile Fireplace Surround

Ceramic tile is the new brick fireplace surround. Advances in digital imaging allow manufacturers to create tile with any look and any texture. This means that you can have whatever design you want, plus the many advantages of ceramic tile, such as a low life cycle cost and water, scratch, stain, bacteria, and fire resistance.…

Stone-Look Tile Bar

Take a seat and a sip of your martini, and soak in the warmth created by ceramic tile in this home bar area. Brick-look wall tiles and stone-look floor tiles meld with the wooden cabinets to evoke a hearth here in the heart of the home.

Distressed Wood-Look Herringbone Floor

This fragmented herringbone pattern is the perfect display for the white-washed colors in this distressed wood-look ceramic tile flooring. And ceramic tile is the perfect material to ensure that however “distressed” this flooring looks, the durability of ceramic tile won’t actually show signs of age or wear. Ceramic tile is durable, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant, so…

Three Dimensional Stone-Look Tile

When it comes to design choices, why limit yourself? Your options are endless with ceramic tile, whether you want the look of marble (without the price tag), a 3D pattern, a unique shape, or all of it, such as in this beautiful example. Whatever you choose, you’ll also enjoy the many benefits of ceramic tile,…

White Square Floor Tile

No one likes having to clean the floor, which is why going with a material that’s low-maintenance is crucial. Ceramic tile can often be cleaned by wiping with water alone and is resistant to stains and bacteria growth, which means your job will be easy — and your floor will stay clean! When your floor…

Large Slab Stone Look Tile Floor

Play with bold colors and define your space with black. This biscuit-neutral large slab tile gives you an earthy stone look while keeping rugged overtones at bay. Nonslip finishes make this a sleek and modern look while also keeping it real—naturally occurring materials that are easy to maintain. A lobby dressed in this ceramic tile…

Black Stone-Look Floor With Funky Shower Tile

The octagon and dot tile pattern is commonly used for bathroom flooring, but nothing about this bathroom is common. Here, we see this traditional pattern on the shower walls. The black dots are complemented by the floor’s dark tile grid and the sleek black cabinets and fixtures, creating a sense of luxury that’s finalized by…

Minimalist Ceramic Tile Bathroom

This minimalist bathroom is simply elegant, with clean lines and little to distract from the beauty. Large-format tiles in earth tones give a smooth backdrop for the alcove, where multicolored mosaic tiles form the floor-to-ceiling backsplash of the modern sink. Ceramic tile is water-resistant, so mold, mildew, and bacteria don’t have a chance, making tile…

Three-Dimensional Fireplace Tile With Large Slabs

Modern lines and earthy tones combine to form this stunning fireplace. Ceramic tile shows off style versatility with large slabs and the contrasting texture of 3D tiles. Ceramic tile is nonflammable and won’t emit toxic fumes when exposed to flame, which makes it the time-honored choice for fireplace materials.

Diamond-Shaped Bathroom Tile With Accents

This bathroom takes advantage of all the many tile shapes that are available today. Diamonds and arabesques and squares, oh my! Keeping the tile in the same color family brings it all together with beautiful results. The variety of shapes, colors, and textures of ceramic tile provides endless style options, so why not find the…

Mediterranean-Style Ceramic Tile Sink

Che bel lavandino! What a beautiful sink, which could be in an Italian villa or in your home. Ceramic tile has an endless variety of design options, such as this stone-look design with a beautiful old-word patina. Ceramic tile is the right choice for bathrooms, with resistance to water, mold, mildew and bacteria. Durable and…

Beige Tile Entryway

Cheery yellow is washed with sunlight in this bright entryway. Attention to detail is evident in the pattern of the large-format beige tiles. Oriented as diamonds throughout the space, two tiles sit square at the door, echoing its lines. Ceramic tile is durable and scratch-resistant and won’t fade in the sun, making it the smart…

Sand-Colored Stone-Look Tile Floor

Bath time can be a soothing ritual that transports you to your favorite place. These sand-colored stone-look tiles evoke your own private beach. The durable surface of ceramic tile is resistant to water, mold, mildew, and bacteria, letting you relax with peace of mind.

Cream Tiled Floor With Accents

These large, square ceramic floor tiles are simply elegant. Tucked into a ribbon of smaller, darker tile is wonderful textural detail that adds a touch of personality to this seating area. Tile varieties run from small mosaic to large-format panels/slabs. With the wide range of durable and fade-resistant textures and patterns, you can find the…

Stone-Look Ceramic Tile Patio

Take the beauty, durability, and low maintenance of ceramic tile outside. This stone-look ceramic tile flows out over the patio area, with a deco-inspired pattern. The patio, with the varying sizes of tile, shows off its cubist style to the sun. With a durable, fire-baked surface, ceramic tile will not fade in the sun and…

Brown Contemporary Tiled Bathroom

Earthy tones of brown and cream give this bathroom an indulgent feeling. With its glass wall, the shower opens up the room, maximizing the use of space. The continuity of ceramic tile throughout the room adds to the spacious feeling. Smaller squares line the floor of the shower, adding texture while maintaining the style of…

Cream Tiled Bathroom

This bathroom is a retreat from hectic day-to-day life, with soothing colors and breezy floor-to-ceiling windows. The creamy ceramic tiles brighten the room and give it a seamless look. Ceramic tile offers health benefits for bathrooms, including nonslip options, as well as water, mold, mildew, and bacteria resistance. Beauty, luxury, and health all come together…

Cream Stone Tiled Floor Hotel

Welcome guests with this high fashion, easy-to-maintain ceramic tile in dreamy shades of cream. A subtle marble look adds interest to the soothing monochromatic silhouette. Ceramic tile works effortlessly in the bedroom area as well as the bath to create an undisturbed, tailored profile. Resistance to scratches, moisture, heat, and fading make ceramic tile a…

Wood-Look Living Room Tile Floor

Victorian curves complement this sunny sitting area. Wood-look ceramic tile brings a beautiful richness that won’t fade and will keep looking beautiful for years to come, even if this room transitions to modernism, boho, or farmhouse!

Wood Like Floor with Small Tile Accent

Check off “ultramodern” with this revival of Victorian floor feature design. These earthy wood floor planks set in a regular offset grid are accented by multi-colored square panels. The design benefits from the huge array of ceramic tile colors, shapes, and sizes, then gets supercharged with the addition of tile’s variety of textures and styles.…