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.

Honey-Toned Slate-Look Tile

Hotel lobbies require a flooring material that can stand up to busy foot traffic. Ceramic tile like this gorgeous slate-look design is resistant to scratches, stains, and wear and tear from visitors to keep its good looks for decades. The extended life of a ceramic tile floor also means less repair and replacement than many…

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.

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?