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.

Metallic and Stone-Look Ceramic Tile Bathroom

A vision in white, this bathroom makes the most of tile’s versatility. The half wall is elegantly dressed in a lovely ceramic tile with shiny metallic details that reflect the gold tones of the mirror and fixtures. Stone-look tile in shades of greige adds to the charm of this style, with breezy details such as…

Metallic Tiled Lobby with Stone Tile Floor

Glamorous means business in this elegant and modern lobby. Vertical silver ceramic tiles reflect the natural light and create the illusion of a bamboo screen, while the charcoal floor tiles keep the space grounded. Soft green paint and and plants make a cozy sitting area an oasis that your guests may not want to leave!…

Tiled Meeting Room

Light, paired with three-dimensional wall tile, is a key design element in this modern meeting space. The way light plays off 3-D tile will change based on your position in the room, so brightening and dimming the lights can have a dramatic effect. The light also plays nicely with all the sculptural elements used, from…

Distressed Stone Floor

If this floor could talk, it would likely say, “Come and sit a spell.” The gray and gold tones give the stone an oxidized look that lends a comfortable and solid feel. Every time of year will feel like a summer’s evening with the way the light plays off the colors of this ceramic throughout…

Marble-Look Tiled Bathroom

Light fills this spotless room, reflecting off all the surfaces and showing off the clean lines and modern aesthetic. Floor-to-ceiling marble-look ceramic tiles are the perfect option for the beautifully designed curbless shower. Without visual barriers, a curbless shower maximizes the usable space and instantly makes a bathroom appear larger. Water-resistant ceramic tile has a…

Lobby With Stone Floor

Soothing water and sleek stone combine with the warm colors of this lobby décor to create a truly unique space. Visitors will enjoy the cozy — yet attention-grabbing — ambiance of running water. Ceramic tile’s water-proof installation methods and slip-resistant options allow this to be a worry-free indoor feature. Pair this look with chic chairs…

Herringbone Wood-Look Tile Floor

A mix of materials and styles come together to make a harmonious room. Elegant ivory tones and dark wood make wonderful music together, and the lone adirondack chair seems right at home with the light wood-look tile flooring. Ceramic tile has so many design options, from wood-look to modern metallics, so you can make your…

Wood-Look Tiled Floor

This cozy corner makes you want to curl up with a good book and a cup of tea. A neutral color palette contrasts beautifully with the dark wood-look ceramic tile flooring. Ceramic tile is an ideal choice for flooring near a fireplace, being nonflammable, so the beauty of this floor is not interrupted by a…

Stone-Look Tile Living Room

Craftsman-inspired woodwork and cream-colored walls let the flooring in this living room be the masterpiece. Stone-look ceramic tile in large-format squares is a work of art, showing off variegated browns and golds. Ceramic tile’s fire-hardened surface is scratch-resistant and won’t fade, so this floor will keep its beauty for years.

Stone-Look Tiled Floor and Fireplace

This minimalist room makes maximum impact with lines and angles and a punch of red chimney. Yellow stone-look ceramic tile steps up to give an equally bold contrast, brightening the room. Smaller tiles wrap the fireplace in a multicolored grid for the finishing touch. Ceramic tile is nonflammable and doesn’t give off toxic fumes when…

Totally Tiled Kitchen

Stainless steel and dark wood cabinets are the backbone of this kitchen, giving a sleek, modern aesthetic to the room. The tile provides the room its personality, though, with variegated stone-look style. Note the clever use of size, where a smaller version of the floor tiles makes up the backsplash — details like this are…

Tiled Bathroom With a Wall of Niches

Who needs the spa when you can have a bathroom like this at home? Sand-colored tiles cover the floor and add trim accents throughout. The centerpiece of the room is the wall of niches, set aglow with candlelight, that becomes an architectural work of art. Ceramic tile provides a stunning array of design choices so…

Large Tiled Shower With a Window

The expanse of this unique shower echoes the wide open spaces seen through the window. Small square mosaic tiles in earth tones frame the window like a piece of art and contrast the desert landscape with the vibrancy of design. Tile is water-resistant and keeps mold, mildew, and bacteria at bay, making this style practical…

Tiled Kitchen Wall and Stone-Look Floor

Happy yellow walls reflect the sunlight with a cheerful golden glow in this minimalist-style kitchen. Tile flooring carries the gold throughout the room, and a tile backsplash from counter to ceiling grounds the kitchen with shades of brown. Ceramic tile is water-resistant and easy to clean, making it a smart choice for kitchen backsplashes, flooring,…

Stone-Look Tile Kitchen Floor

This open-concept kitchen and dining area includes two distinct areas tied together with large-format, stone-look ceramic tile. The continuity of the flooring adds efficiency in cleaning, as well as the beauty of the design lines.

Gray Slate-Look Tile Living Room

With this much floorspace and light flooding in, the flooring you choose has got to be really worthy of the attention. Slate-look, large-format ceramic tile is this room’s perfect choice, with the grout lines elongating an already spacious room and the browns in the stone beautifully complementing the furniture. Everything about this space is impeccable,…

Marble-Look Honeycomb Ceramic Tile Counter

For a countertop that’s as sweet as honey, look no further than this marble mosaic tile in a honeycomb pattern. Ceramic tile is perfect for kitchen counters because it won’t stain or scratch, is resistant to water (and honey!), and is easy to clean with water alone. No matter what sticky messes end up here,…

Distressed Terracotta-Look Floor

Earthy tones abound in this charming living room. The distressed ceramic tile floor ties together both the russet of the couches and the verdigris of the wallpaper, and the alternating grain of the tiles adds an interesting twist to a straightforward grid. You don’t need to worry about the floor actually becoming distressed — ceramic…

Modified Hopscotch Stone-Look Kitchen Floor

Spacious kitchens like this one are the perfect place to show off large-scale tile floor patterns, such as this modified hopscotch design. With four different sizes of tile, this pattern provides the perfect amount of intricacy to complement the muted cream colors of a natural stone look. Ceramic tile is a great choice for kitchens…