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.

Black Marble-Look Herringbone Tile Floor

Marble is everywhere, but you’ve probably never seen a ceramic tile black marble look like this before. In addition to the lightning bolts of white veining that shoot out across each tile, the material also features speckles of white that bring to mind the stars in the sky. A herringbone tile pattern ensures that the veining and other markings are scattered across the space, giving the floor a perfectly fragmented look.

Slightly Distressed Beige Ceramic Tile Floor

Sometimes many design elements come together to create a perfectly cohesive room, and this is one of those instances. Here, the uniting element is the gorgeous ceramic tile floor. The beige color is the perfect backdrop for both the blues and the browns in the space, and the continuous rectangular pattern across the large floorspace suits the room’s minimalistic use of clean lines. The slight variation of the tiles offsets the restaurant’s pristineness in just the right amount.

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.