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.

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This variegated turquoise ceramic tile in squares and stacked subway shapes allow the wall and island backsplash to catch the light just like water, transporting us to the Mediterranean coast—a bold choice for costal decor or a contemporary design.

Moss Green Tile Cafe

Soak up the nourishing benefits of biophilic ceramic tile with this variegated stacked subway tile in moss green. Green decor choices are a stylish way to bring the restorative effects of outdoors inside and ceramic tile offers a huge variety of green shades to choose from.

Bathroom With Variegated Moss Green Tile

Make your bathroom a relaxing haven with this variegated green square tile backsplash that goes from floor to ceiling. A vast variety of green shades are available for you to choose from in ceramic tile to find the perfect green for your project.

Wood-Look Tile Master Bathroom

The dream master bathroom of your adulthood meets the dream treehouse of your youth with this gorgeous wood-look ceramic tile. Wood in a bathroom? Perfectly safe with water-resistant ceramic tile! This curbless shower design makes for a bathroom that will provide universal design for all ages.

Refined Natural Wood-Look Flooring

Refined natural wood looks such as this one are trending. Ceramic tile allows you to create the look of any wood in any grain, color, size, or shape and also have the easy maintenance and durability of ceramic tile.

Rustic Gray Wood-Look Tile Flooring

This wood-look tile flooring maintains the living room’s gray color scheme while adding just the right amount of warmth to the space’s cool palette, suitable for serving double-duty as a work-from-home space, too.

Rustic Wood-Look Tile Flooring

Rugged, retro bathrooms need maps, chests, lanterns, nautical decor, and — of course — this wood-look ceramic tile in bourbon-esque shades. Aye, aye, matey! And, of course, ceramic tile is the durable material you want for smooth-sailing maintenance.