Weathered and worn tile lend a sense of time-honed authenticity to many different decor styles, from minimalism and industrial to farmhouse and shabby chic.

Popular distressed tile looks include oxidized metal-look tile, rustic slate-look tile, worn wood-look tile, and weathered stone-look tile. Advances in manufacturing technology mean that ceramic designs can be made to have just the right level of distressed accents for your project (without worry that distressed = damaged).

Of course, ceramic tile is resistant to stains, scratches, dents, and dings, so your tile will continue looking new — and by “new” we mean perfectly distressed — for decades to come.

Explore our weathered tile examples below to get inspiration for your project, and then visit our Pinterest board for more distressed tile looks.

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.