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.

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?

Light Blue Ceramic Tile Backsplash

Nothing rivals a view of the ocean — except maybe this pastel blue ceramic tile backsplash. The backsplash leads your gaze right to the sea, but still, you might find yourself returning to the tile. Although light in color, the backsplash won’t show any stains or scratches; and you won’t need to worry about water…