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.

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?

Pristine Wood-Look Tile Bathroom Wall

Hardwood in the bathroom? Don’t worry, this isn’t actually hardwood, but wood-look ceramic tile. When installed using proper methods, ceramic tile is completely water-resistant, which means that you can bring the classiness of hardwood into splash-prone places. And, with ceramic tile’s scratch and stain resistance, this industrial ceramic look flooring will remain perfectly distressed for years to come.